Elite visitors: top recruiting prospects in town for Dabo Swinney's All-In Cookout

No. 1 CB Kendall Fuller visiting with his mom; RBs Tyshon Dye, Alvin Kamara, DL Scott Pagano also attending

Elbert County's Tyshon Dye runs the ball against North Oconee.

Elbert County's Tyshon Dye runs the ball against North Oconee.

The event is new on the mid-summer recruiting calendar, but the theme is routine: stay in touch and reinforce ties with already-committed recruits, while giving undecided, elite prospects another taste of Clemson's down-home, family-friendly atmosphere.

Dabo Swinney is calling Friday night's event The All-In Cookout, and the guess list is an impressive one.

Kendall Fuller, one of the nation's No. 1-rated cornerbacks, will be in attendance, along with his mom, who'll be making her first visit to Clemson. Having sent three sons to successful careers at Virginia Tech, Fuller's mom is a heavy lean to the Hokies.

She vowed, in an interview with the Washington Post earlier this week, that her youngest and most heavily-recruited son will be making his own decision, and she wants to see for herself what all the fuss over Clemson is about.

Fuller has declared himself 50-50 between the Tigers and the Hokies at this point.

Earlier this week, Clemson hosted Vernon Hargreaves of Tampa, Fla., who, like Fuller, is rated as the nation's No. 1 cornerback by at least one recruiting web network.

Accompanying Fuller to Clemson is his high school teammate, linebacker Dorian O'Daniel, who committed to the Tigers in April.

Other top-priority prospects who plan to attend Friday's gathering include running backs Tyshon Dye of Elberton, Ga., and Alvin Kamara of Marietta, Ga.; offensive lineman Alvin Droogsma of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson of Fort Valley, Ga.

Also making a weekend visit will be defensive tackle Scott Pagano, a four-star defensive lineman from Honolulu, Hawaii with family ties to Clemson and Upstate South Carolina.

Kevin Crosby of Bamberg-Ehrhard, S.C., the top-rated in-state prospect for the 2014 recruiting cycle, plans to attend, as will 2014 commitment Jae'lon Oglesby, a running back from nearby Daniel High.

Many of the players committed to the Tigers' 2013 class will also be on hand, including Grayson High teammates Robert Nkemdiche, the nation's No. 1 overall recruit, Wayne Gallman and David Kamara. Also scheduled to attend will be wide receiver Ryan Jenkins, defensive end Dane Rogers, linebacker Ben Boulware, offensive lineman Maverick Morris, defensive back Jadar Johnson, and linebacker D.J. Greenlee.

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