A prelude to the main event, first week of camp productive for coaches, players

Coaches extend 6 new offers, get two commitments during the first session of Dabo Swinney's high school camp

D.W. Daniel's J.D. Davis and Joel Starks tackle Easley High School's Troy McGowens in the second quarter in game last fall.

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D.W. Daniel's J.D. Davis and Joel Starks tackle Easley High School's Troy McGowens in the second quarter in game last fall.

While the first week of Dabo Swinney's high school camp was a prelude to the main event, the three-day series of workouts - which made good use of the Tigers' new indoor practice facility - were nevertheless a productive one in terms of player connection and evaluation.

Swinney and his staff passed out six offers and picked up a pair of commitments on Friday, when J.D. and Judah Davis, rising senior linebackers at Daniel High, accepted 2015 greyshirt offers. They are the twin sons of former Clemson All-American, Ring of Honor member and current assistant athletic director Jeff Davis.

The Davis twins will extend will continue as a productive pipeline between the hometown high school and the Clemson program, as they follow in the footsteps of Jarvis Jenkins, DeAndre Hopkins, DeShawn Williams, Jerrodd Williams, Shaq Lawson, D.J. Greenlee and Adrien Dunn.

Also receiving offers before the first session of camp adjourned on Friday were Tyler Queen, a 2015 quarterback from Kennesaw, Ga., Octavius Johnson, a 2015 cornerback from Homerville, Ga., Chauncey Manac, a 2016 defensive end from Homerville, Ga., and Delonte Moore, a 2016 wide receiver/defensive back from Washington, D.C.

Also hoping for an offer is Reggie Gallaspy, a 2015 running back from Greensboro, N.C.

The first week of camp also concluded a long and productive visit by the state of South Carolina's top 2014 line prospect, Donnell Stanley of Latta. Stanley, who has Alabama, Clemson and South Carolina high on his list, didn't work out during camp, but got a long look at Clemson and the surrounding area and had numerous conversations with coaches and support personnel.

Another high-profile player in attendance last week was Georgia Brown, a 2015 prospect from Cincinnati, Ohio. Rated by most recruiting services as an offensive tackle, Brown worked almost exclusively with the defensive ends during Clemson's camp.

Also working out for the coaches were 2015 offensive line targets Mason Veal of Charlotte, N.C. and Noah Green of Boiling Springs, S.C.

Another player to keep at eye on is Garrett Williams of Orlando, Fla. Williams worked with both the tight ends and defensive ends during his time at Clemson.

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