With Dacari Collins no longer on the roster, Clemson’s wide receiver depth has taken a hit.
With the return of freshman Adam Randal from an ACL injury, Collins saw a significant decrease in his snaps in the win over Louisiana Tech, and head coach Dabo Swinney addressed the situation on Wednesday, saying Collins was not happy with his spot on the depth chart.
“I don’t think he liked where he is on the depth chart,” Swinney said. “I said it last time, it’s 2022. I don’t think it’s that much of a story anymore to me, to be honest with you. It’s going to be a every year deal in college football.
Collins did start three games last season as Clemson dealt with a rash of injuries to the wide receiver room, but Swinney had noted last week that he probably really wasn’t “ready” to start.
Three games in and it was becoming apparent that Randall, as well as the Tigers’ other freshman wideout Antonio Williams, would likely surpass him on the depth chart, and Collins made a decision that was best for him.
“Just guys aren’t patient much anymore,” Swinney said. “Again, that’s the world we live in. So, wish him well and keep moving.”
In typical Swinney fashion, the head coach said he still fully believes in Collins’ abilities and wished him well, no matter where he ends up.
“Great kid, great kid, really good kid,” Swinney said. “Very talented. Really talented player, has a bright future. Just got to continue to mature and grow and really get back to being the best he can be. He can do it, for sure. Nothing negative. He loved his time here and appreciated everybody.”
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