Clemson is well known for being very selective when it comes to handing out scholarship offers.
The Tigers routinely hand out far less offers than most every other school in the Power-5 and so far in the 2022 recruiting cycle it looks as if nothing will change with this class.
In fact, according to the Rivals database, only Northwestern and UCLA have sent out fewer offers than Clemson.
It would not be all that surprising to see Clemson take an even slower than normal approach this cycle. With the mandated dead period in place through the spring and reports circulating that the NCAA will once again extend it, expect Dabo Swinney and the rest of the coaching staff to be even more methodical than they normally are.
“For (the class of) ’22, compared to where we would normally be at this point, I’m not saying we’re behind, but it’s slowed down,” Swinney said back in December. “And again I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing, but certainly the process is slower now than it was.”
Swinney says he likes the idea of the entire process slowing down and says he can see a scenario in which the Tigers might not wrap up the 2022 class as early as they have their classes in the past couple of years.
“I’ve always been trying to get it to slow down and that’s kind of where I am,” Swinney said. “I think in a weird way it will slow it down to where you’re actually going to be evaluating seniors a little bit more going into next year. You know, as opposed to the kind of the way it’s been the last couple of years where you pretty much have moved on to the junior class by the time you get into fall.”