Clemson Football: Notes from Dabo Swinney’s High School camp

The Clemson football program is hosting the first of two annual camps for high schoolers. Here are some news and notes coming from the event.

Each year during the summer the Clemson football program hosts high school camps.

The Dabo Swinney Football Camps allow the coaches an opportunity to evaluate potential prospects- in both the current and future classes- as well as get a grasp on prospects that are interested in pursuing the program further.

This week, the Clemson football coaching staff hosted the first of two camps. Here are a few notes coming out of the event.

Dabo Swinney Football Camp:

  • Tee Higgins in a walking boot

First, it should be noted that Tee Higgins was coaching the wide receivers in a walking boot. It is believed that he had a minor scraping procedure and nothing that major, but it at least has to be noted. Others who were helping in camp included guys like Travis Etienne, Braden Galloway, Justyn Ross, Amari Rodgers, Isaiah Simmons, Darnell Jefferies, AJ Terrell, Jordan Williams and Tanner Muse.

UPDATE: Higgins was out of the walking boot on Thursday.**

  • Lots of talented wide receivers

Ajou Ajou, a 2020 3-star WR originally from Canada, was on hand Tuesday. He has plenty of talent and athleticism, but doesn’t get a lot of exposure. Ajou picked up a Clemson offer Wednesday. He is a guy that has great raw athleticism and upside, but hasn’t been playing football very long.

4-star 2021 WR Jayden Thomas, from Atlanta, GA, was also working out.

2020 4-star WR Justin Robinson, a Georgia commit, worked out on Wednesday.

In addition to some of the talented wide receivers, Clemson offered 4-star Xavian Sorey Wednesday. He is the nation’s No. 2 rated athlete.

  • Tight Ends are an emphasis

There are several talented tight ends that have made their way to Clemson this week for the camp. Some 2020 prospects include Trey Boll- a UVA baseball commit- Diego LaMonica and Sage Ennis.

Both LaMonica and Ennis are 3-star tight ends. Ennis received an offer from the Tigers on Wednesday. The main competition for him will be Florida State, who offered him a little more than a month ago.

Cane Berrong, the nation’s No. 1 TE in the 2021 class, was also on hand for workouts.

  • Turning Attention

We’ll start to see more emphasis in recruiting being placed on the 2021 class after this week. The Tigers will begin giving out offers more regularly with the next cycle following camp. Expect to see several offers, as well as attention start to turn to the 2021 cycle.

In addition to the emphasis being placed on the 2021 class, you’ll also see the 2020 board open up a bit. The Tigers are going to give out more offers at positions they are still in need of locking up for the cycle (TE, WR) when there isn’t a prospect that they feel particularly good about.