Dabo Swinney made that big appearance before a pressed place of Clemson fans to report each of the Tigers’ 2017 endorsers, yet he opened with a straight to the point affirmation that he’d broken a couple of guidelines to seize his favorite recruit.
“I spent a lot of nights at his house, and I’ve paid his mom a lot of money,” Swinney kidded before presenting his child, Will Swinney, as an individual from the 2017 class.
Will Swinney, a beneficiary at Daniel High in Clemson, authoritatively marked his letter of aim as a stroll on at Clemson, which marked 14 scholarship signees Wednesday.
If Will wasn’t the greatest star of the class, he gave the highlight of the day for his father.
“I’ve never recruited anyone who has worked harder to achieve his dreams than my son,” Dabo Swinney said. “He’s special. I just couldn’t be more proud. I couldn’t wait to get up this morning and introduce him.”
It was not the first run through Will had gone to a marking day festivity, he noted. In any case, this one was somewhat unique.
“I’ve been a part of signing days and seeing my dad recruit,” Will Swinney said, “and for this day to come for me, it’s just a blessing.”
Swinney’s significant other, Kathleen, said she and Dabo had remained up Tuesday night looking through child pictures of Will ahead of time of Wednesday’s legitimate presentation, and the minute turned out to be somewhat mixed.
“It’s just surreal for Dabo and myself,” Kathleen said. “We can’t believe he’s graduating, graduating with honors, and he’s just worked so hard and got into Clemson on his own. We’re beyond thrilled.”
While Dabo has trained his child in ball and baseball throughout the years, he said he’d abstained from intruding in Will’s football career – as of recently, that is.
“He had offers to go play other places, but this has been his dream to be a Clemson Tiger,” Dabo Swinney said. “Now, it gets fun.”