Dabo Swinney shows his fun and spontaneous side in recruiting, a trait that filters throughout the Clemson program.
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Five SEC teams in FPI preseason top 10
FPI projects LSU as preseason No. 1 followed by Florida State, Oklahoma and Clemson. Four more SEC teams round out the top 10.
Having signed off on signing day, we look at the college football recruiters who came away from the 2016 cycle as the biggest winners.
With 16 ESPN 300 commits, FSU topped not only the ACC but also the country. Here's how the rest of the conference graded out after signing day.
Clemson is now a consistent force in recruiting, but they're just a smidge below Florida State's level.
Clemson needed help in its secondary after a surprising exodus, and the signing of Trayvon Mullen was a huge get for Dabo Swinney and "the brand."
Tigers hold on to No. 8 class rank
Clemson started the day at No. 8 in our class rankings and wrapped up today in the same slot in our current rankings. But the Tigers signed a noteworthy class of 22 commits, with 11 in the ESPN 300. Class Rankings (Insider)
Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer
Rob Ryan's son Matt will attend Clemson as a preferred walk-on. Rex Ryan's son Seth also plays at Clemson. Matt played center for Newman, the same school where Peyton and Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. played in New Orleans.
Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation
We're about an hour away from when No. 1 ranked Rashan Gary makes his announcement live on ESPN 2. Here's what was waiting for him when he arrived at ESPN today.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
At least one big fish still on the line for Dabo Swinney, but he says the late additions in the defensive backfield have been critical for this singing class after losing three starters to the NFL draft.
Clemson pulled a big coup when it landed DB Trayvon Mullen on national signing day.
Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer
Clemson's defense will be blown up a second straight season thanks to several early departures, but the Tigers keep gaining pieces to rebuild. No. 2 cornerback Trayvon Mullen commits to the Tigers, and he could potentially start as a freshman. He would replace Mackensie Alexander, who was also a Florida native and the No. 2 cornerback of his class.
Florida State shot up the ESPN class rankings to No. 1 on Wednesday by gaining commitments from four ESPN 300 prospects. Alabama and Texas also had big signing days to climb the ranks.
Trayvon Mullen Bio Blast
Get to know the No. 18 player in the ESPN 300, who just committed to Clemson:
- 6-foot-2, 170 pounds
- From Coconut Creek, Florida
- ESPN Insiders' Scouting Report: A long corner prospect with very good upside and the potential to be recruited at a high level
What to watch on signing day 2016
Figuring out how to process all the noise on national signing day? We're here to help with a running reset on the day's biggest storylines, from the first fax to the crowning of 2016's top class. 10 most important things
Tigers traveled 50,000 miles in 17 days
Clemson's coaching staff traveled over 50,000 miles in 17 days for recruiting trips. It seems to have paid off in the form of a top-10 class.
A final visit to Clemson has put No. 1 recruit Rashan Gary's decision up in the air.
Gary in elite class of defensive linemen
Rashan Gary, who is considering Auburn, Clemson, Michigan, Ole Miss and USC, is the sixth D-lineman to be ranked No. 1 overall. He'll decide Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. ET on ESPN.
A look back at the hits and misses from the ACC recruiting classes of three years ago.
Clemson's Mitch Hyatt started at left tackle as a true freshman in 2015, as recruiting and camps have combined to get players on the field earlier.