The Clemson football program has come a long way under the leadership of Dabo Swinney and we’ve seen the recruiting pitch change over the years.
No Clemson football fan could’ve ever imagined what would happen to the program over the course of a decade under Dabo Swinney.
When Swinney took over the program, there were questions and there were certainly doubters but he proved over time that he was, indeed, the man for the job.
Here’s a look at how Dabo Swinney’s recruiting pitch has changed over the course of his career as the head coach of the Clemson football program.
The early years (2009-10)…
Oh, the early years were something to behold. Swinney took over as the interim head coach midway through the 2008 season and saw that interim tag removed at the end of that season.
The first recruiting pitch had to be something like this: We’re building something new and different here with this Clemson football program. We’re hoping to build brand new player facilities in the future and have you seen that West End Zone? It’s nice, right?
Come here and you’ll have an opportunity to build something special as one of the first as we try to put this program back on the map.
The first recruiting class in Swinney’s career was just a 12-man class commonly referred to as the ‘Dandy Dozen.’ Who knew what would come later?