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Top recruit asks Dabo big SEC question


  by - Senior Writer - Monday, February 4, 2013 12:17 AM
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Jeb Blazevich Jeb Blazevich
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is the product of a generation that has grown up watching ESPN, and the 2014 4-star tight end prospect out of Charlotte (NC) Christian has heard all of the hype surrounding the SEC.

This past weekend, Blazevich visited Clemson as part of Clemson’s Elite Junior Day, and when the recruits got a chance for small Q&A with Clemson head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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, Blazevich got to ask the question he has wanted to ask for a while.

“We got a chance to ask him some questions, and my first question was something my mom wanted to know,” Blazevich told TigerNet Sunday afternoon. “She wanted to know what the players did on Sundays. But then I asked him what I wanted to know. I said, ‘Coach, a lot of us are also looking at SEC schools. In your opinion, what is the difference between Clemson and those SEC schools?’ “

Swinney had his answer at the ready – the Tigers have gone head-to-head against the SEC during recruiting this recruiting cycle, with SEC teams touting the conference while Clemson touts Clemson.

“He explained how the media, especially the bigger media, they pump up the entire SEC to be something they aren’t,” Blazevich said. “He said, ‘Look at Kentucky and some of the other schools in that conference and they haven’t won a lot.’ He said ‘We beat LSU and beat Auburn this year. It’s the program that matters, not the conference. We are basically an SEC team because of our schedule.’ “

Blazevich said he hasn’t heard any negative recruiting from those SEC schools – not about Clemson specifically – but says the SEC does talk about the brand of the conference.


“I haven’t really heard any negative recruiting,” he said. “I guess that’s a blessing, because I don’t want to hear that. But they are going to play to their strengths, because they know all of these high schools kids are hearing about how good the SEC is. There are some good teams in that league, but there are some bad ones, too. They will say that they are real-man football, and the best conference in America, and it pumps you up and makes you think, ‘This is the best. I have to be a part of it.’ “

Blazevich said Swinney then went into even more detail.

“He told us that the last couple of years, only a couple of teams have been winning the titles,” he said. “It’s been Alabama and LSU and Florida. But he said look at Clemson and Georgia – Clemson has one national title and so does Georgia. But Georgia gets all of the publicity because of the conference.”

Blazevich said each recruit has to make up his mind to do some research, and they will understand what Clemson has to offer.

“You watch ESPN and you feel like all of the explosive plays and players come out of the SEC,” he said. “But that isn’t the case. Clemson is the best team in the ACC, and they have had some great players. You have to look at the program, not the conference. Just look at the program, and forget all about the SEC and the ACC.”


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Front Page Story: Top recruit asks Dabo big SEC question
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Re: Front Page Story: Top recruit asks Dabo big SEC question
clemtigr81
Re: Front Page Story: Top recruit asks Dabo big SEC question
hinds1962®
it'll be asked until someone outside the sec hoists the
deadsolidperfect®
Re: it'll be asked until someone outside the sec hoists the
deroberts®
Re: it'll be asked until someone outside the sec hoists the
David78®
like dabo said, it's not the sec hoisting the trophy(s),
sgt tiger®
Re: like dabo said, it's not the sec hoisting the trophy(s),
Dugatiger®
I know how to settle this.......
mikeyT®
^^^ .***
deadsolidperfect®
You must have posted this complaint in the wrong place
clover65®
Re: You must have posted this complaint in the wrong place
gobigorange®
Re: You must have posted this complaint in the wrong place
Dugatiger®
SOOOOOOO
Anonymous08®
Re: Front Page Story: Top recruit asks Dabo big SEC question
Boogity8
You must lack reading comprehension....
Anonymous08®
Re: You must lack reading comprehension....
EazyE
Re: Front Page Story: Top recruit asks Dabo big SEC question
TracyH79
i can answer that question for him..
tgrfan42069
Re: i can answer that question for him..
EazyE
Was it:"Coach, does theSEC use performance enhancing drugs?"
WolfMan2
Education, which is what's most important.***
tigerdrummer®
Re: Front Page Story: Top recruit asks Dabo big SEC question
superdawg51
I agree completely. I would love to drop the coots and play
CASDM9901
Re: i can answer that question for him..
ALLIN4CU®
this kid finally said what most kids are thinking***
Tigerfansince1972®
Don't sugar coat it for them.... E$PN is a business...
WEOWNUSC
So is Tnet. That why Tnet has SEC plastered on the front!
ClemsonTiger1988®
Hopefully he ALSO told him (for his mom) that on Sundays....
Tiger8693®
Re: I agree completely. I would love to drop the coots and play
Jerrybeeds
Re: I agree completely. I would love to drop the coots and play
David78®
Lol....^^^^^this^^^^^
CASDM9901
Jerry, moms waiting on you to
71PR®
THAT just happened!***
ColaTownTiger
I think Dabo should have made it more personal
cu1981fans

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