ESPN/Scouts Inc. columnist Craig Haubert gives his opinion on the hiring of Swinney and the impact on recruiting here.
And the Tigers do have some good building blocks to work with in this class still. Clemson has three ESPNU 150 prospects, including two Under Armour All-Americans, and of their eight commits, seven rank among the top 25 at their respective position. Swinney also got good news as offensive tackle J.K. Jay (Greenville, S.C. / Christ Church) will be standing by his commitment to Clemson despite having entertained interest Georgia and other top programs.
The bad news for Clemson is that it looks highly unlikely that it will be able to regain many, if any, of the losses suffered after Bowden left. While that is an unfortunate break that results from a coach leaving, the Tigers can now finally focus on positives. There should be little, if any, change to the staff and that should allow Clemson to quickly make up for some lost time. Recruiting relationships with coaches and prospects have already been formed and keeping recruiting coordinator Billy Napier, in particular, on board should also allow Clemson to quickly regain stride.
We do see one or two staff changes coming though.
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Dabo clearly wants it and its hard for anybody to root against him. He will get a 5 year deal (5 because of recruiting) valued at around a million per year, less than half of what it would've cost to bring someone like Patterson here.
Gene Stallings is happy about it too.
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