Clemson fans who also love to follow recruiting have a lot to look forward to this summer.
For the first time in more than a year the Tigers will be able host high school prospects on campus. The dead period that has been in place is set to expire at the end of May and Clemson has high school camps scheduled to take place almost immediately after it’s lifted.
Head coach Dabo Swinney is more than ready for things to open back up and talked a little bit about it on a recent appearance on WCCP’s The Roar.
“Summer camps are coming up, planning for that,” Swinney said. “We’ll have camps the first two weeks of June. We’re really, really excited to be able… it’ll be the first time in over a year we will have been able to have a face-to-face with any prospect.”
For those fans that do follow recruiting, the Tigers slow start to the 2022 cycle has been noticeable. The Tigers typically like to have their classes locked rather early and not being able to evaluate in person or host any players has really put a damper on things.
However, don’t expect that to be a trend that continues. While the upcoming camps will be handled a little different than they normally are, the coaching staff will still get to do what they do best and that is evaluate and sell their program in person.
“We’re not going to be able to do camp like we typically do camp, because you’ve still got some protocol stuff,” Swinney said. “But we’re thankful we can still get out and have some practices. No dorms, no buses, no dining. Just get out and practice some football and come and go on your own.”