It's apparently never too early to be on the lookout for the next great quarterback.
Clemson's Chad Morris got his first extended look at a trio of promising up-and-comers this week, as rising junior Tyler Queen (2015) of Kennesaw, Ga., rising sophomore Logan Byrd (2016) of Veterans High in Kathleen, Ga., and Jake Bentley (2017), a rising ninth-grader at Byrnes High, worked out at Dabo Swinney's high school camp.
Bentley, the son of Byrnes coach Bobby Bentley, will back up his Old Dominion-bound older brother, Shuler, this season with the Rebels. He already has an offer from Appalachian State and has drawn serious interest from North Carolina.
Byrd is on the recruiting fast track for multiple early offers. In addition to working out at Clemson, he plans to visit a southern football Who's Who list this summer, including Georgia, Alabama, Miami, Tennessee and Florida.
Queen picked up a Clemson offer before he left campus on Thursday. Earlier in the week he was offered by Alabama, following his first major offer, from North Carolina.
All three prospects have the size and mobility to impact the game as runners as well as passers.
Queen is 6-2, 236 pounds; Byrd is 6-2, 220; and Bentley is 6-4, 207.
Queen is the eighth 2015 quarterback to be offered by Clemson. The Tigers currently have offers out to Kelly Bryant of Abbeville, S.C.; Anthony Ratiff of Matthews, N.C.; Torrance Gibson of Plantation, Fla.; Kyler Murray of Allen, Texas; Chason Virgil of Mesquite, Texas; Kevin Dillman of LaMirada, Calif.; and De'Andre Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla. All are uncommitted except for Johnson, who is committed to Florida State.
Quarterbacks of high interest to Clemson for 2016 include Feleipe Franks of Crawfordville, Fla., Xavier Gaines of Frostproof, Fla., and Avery McCall of Dillon, S.C.