2012 twins drawing massive interest

Clemson is an early contender for a set of twin defensive players in an area where the Tigers have pulled their fair share of prospects from.

CB Daron Blaylock Profile
S Zack Blaylock Profile

Twin brothers, Daron and Zack Blaylock, were busy hitting camps and campuses for visits this summer. The Walton High School (Marietta) class of 2012 prospects hit the Dabo Swinney Football Camp in June for their first taste of Clemson.

"I loved it. I love the defense they ran and everything. It's pretty cool," Daron said of the camp experience.

"The coaches, I really liked the coaches," Zack said "Their facilities were great. How they run the camp, it was fun."

Still waiting for tehir first offers, the brothers also visited South Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Florida this summer for camps. They were recently in Gainesville for Florida's Friday Night Lights camp.

Daron plays safety and running back, although the rising junior could move to another position at the collegiate level. Earlier this year at the Scout Showcase, he was measured at just over 5-11 and weighed 205.

Clemson defensive coordinator Kevin Steele is one of the coaches that foresees him making a position change in college.

"They told me if I go there, I'm probably going to play linebacker…some are saying I would play safety. I like linebacker. I used to play linebacker but I like both of them," he said.

Zack, who worked with his brother and defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison at the Clemson camp, is recruited to play free safety. Zack was measured at 5-11.5 and weighed at 177 earlier this year at the Scout Showcase.

Steele also recruits the brothers' area.

"He's cool. He's a really good person and I can get along with him," Daron said.

Interestinly enough, the Blaylocks aren't necessarily going to stick together following high school.

"We tell coaches that we're close, but it's whatever," Zack said.

"It depends which schools he likes and which schools I like," Daron said.

Along with Clemson, Zack has several that he's also interested in.

"I like Florida, South Carolina and Georgia Tech," he said.

This fall, Daron has three schools that he'd like to visit on game days.

"Clemson would be one of them. Clemson, Florida and South Carolina," he said.

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