Mom and dad see Tigertown

Javarius Leamon

Just last week, Javarius Leamon spent three days in Clemson for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp. He returned on Monday with his mother and father.

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Neither of Leamon's parents had visited Clemson until their trip on Monday, which lasted for nearly five hours.

"We saw Vickery. They showed us around the West End Zone. Mostly it was talking to the head guy at Vickery, they call him "Cheech" [Wayne Coffman]. We talked to him mostly during the day. It was mostly about academics," Leamon told CUTigers.com on Monday afternoon. "They talked to coach [Dabo] Swinney, coach [Jeff] Scott. We talked to all the coaches today."

Leamon, a rising senior at Woodruff High School, watched the Tigers run during conditioning drills for a few minutes before heading back to the West End Zone for a meeting in Swinney's office.

"[We talked] about me coming there," Leamon said. "As a freshman, you are required to have a tutor. My mom, she liked that. They were telling her about the scholarship and how that works. They were telling her about the school. She knew about Clemson but she didn't know what they'd told me [before]. They were just telling her about everything.

"My dad, they were talking about it, asking questions. They showed the highlight film. It was kind of like another junior day, but without all the people."

What did mom and dad think about the day?

"They told me that they liked it. My mom, she's still talking about how she liked it—the academic thing with the tutor. They both loved it," Leamon said. "If I get hurt or something, there are academics that I can fall back on. [Mom and dad] were talking about it being up to me now."

The Scout.com three-star offensive tackle hopes to have his parents accompany him on other trips this summer.

"I'm planning on going to Auburn, Carolina again. Visit Georgia again. Visit Tennessee, because I haven't visited Tennessee," Leamon said.

The nation's No. 38 offensive tackle in the class of 2012 did not offer a list of favorites.

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