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Do you think we will EVER utilize the portal?
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Do you think we will EVER utilize the portal?


Jan 10, 2022, 5:24 PM

I know we like to do things the RIGHT way at Clemson but there is plenty of talent in the portal that I’m sure we could take advantage of. I mean look at our rivals in C00tlumbia…. They’re picking up transfers left and right, just three in the last two days. My brother said they Got a WR today from James Madison who’s the schools 3rd all time TD scorer. Do you think that the portal would help or hurt us? I’m all for it if it’s used the right way but I don’t want our rivals to overnight get better.

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Jan 10, 2022, 5:25 PM

We're trying to now.

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Jan 10, 2022, 5:30 PM

Yes

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Jan 10, 2022, 5:50 PM

Just like in recruiting, Clemson is indeed active in the portal, but selectively so.

Just like in recruiting, S.Carolina is also active in the portal, but S.Carolina is not especially selective.

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Jan 10, 2022, 5:58 PM

Everyone is right on track with their responses to your question OP. Said another way as well; we can't just take what's out there either! I mean that in terms of, position.

If we have a need we find ourselves short at "suddenly" we didn't recruit to well enough and had some departures in - the portal could be immense for Clemson.

What better way to display your culture than having it "bought into" by someone that came from something that may be inferior to your system! The differences in the way a player is treated and handled should be so apparent that player or players "talk about it constantly"!

That is kind of how I see this thing going for Dabo. Players who were at other schools coming in and going: "wow, I didn't know it could be this good"!

Has to be the right player/position/time!

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Jan 10, 2022, 8:36 PM

The 4 transfers SC picked up since Saturday are
-NC State DE Terrell Dawkins
-Wake Forest 2021 leading rusher Christian Beal-Smith
-James Madison WR Antewan Wells (Set the JMU single season receiving record with 1,250 yds and 15 TDs in 2020)
- Central Michigan Safety Devonni Reed(2 years first team all conference)

All 4 players had major offers from everyone from Southern Cal and Texas to Auburn and FSU. SC has been more than a little selective

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We’ve offered 2-3 OL with no takers so far.

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Jan 10, 2022, 6:21 PM

It’s just like high school recruiting. The best players in the portal have a lot of opportunities to choose from.

Just identifying guys and offering doesn’t get them to Clemson.

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I would have to disagree on that. I firmly believe that

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Jan 10, 2022, 6:52 PM

right now, the "best" players in the portal were tampered with, and already know their destination BEFORE they ever put their name in the portal. Some of those decisions happen way too fast for it to be anything else.

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Bottom line ... we tried and failed to get guys we offered.


Jan 10, 2022, 8:06 PM

I don’t disagree for a moment that you’re right about tampering.

Playing things straight is going to be harder and harder down the road unless something changes soon.

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Jan 10, 2022, 8:51 PM

That's a given. The best players are not on there long enough to entertain offers. They already know where they are going.

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Jan 10, 2022, 6:43 PM

The VAST majority of portal players were low depth chart guys that want to find somewhere they can get on the field. Why would we want those guys except for position depth? They don’t want to come sit the bench for us.

The really good ones expect to start wherever they go. Who in the portal would we bring in and give a starting job to? I can think of a few possibilities but there’s not many.

If the right player at the right time hits the portal I’m sure our coaches will go after them. I don’t see us using the portal to simply fill out the roster.

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Jan 10, 2022, 6:56 PM

Don’t really care if Clemson uses the portal or not. A majority of the kids would not help anyway. Develop what players you have and keep moving forward.

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Jan 10, 2022, 6:57 PM

Why would a player in the portal want to go to a place known to have an aversion to portal players? More so, than any other program in cfb; it's going to be difficult for us to pull the tier one portal talent.

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Jan 10, 2022, 8:47 PM

I see that argument on here every once in a while but don’t get it. If anything, it would make our offer more special since we are so selective. Dabo is as good of a salesman as there is, I’m sure he can spin it as a positive.

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Jan 10, 2022, 9:09 PM

That's not a factor.

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Jan 10, 2022, 7:08 PM

Yes

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Jan 10, 2022, 8:09 PM

We are trying. just have not yet landed the ones we need to help us.

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Jan 10, 2022, 8:11 PM

Is third all time TD scorer at JMU going to work against SEC defenses.

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Jan 10, 2022, 9:06 PM

I don't care. All y'all folks giving Dabo misery going to miss him one day. One of my Bama mega donor customers swears Nick is retiring after he puts one more Natty in the case. When he does, Dabo is going to Tuscaloosa.

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Jan 10, 2022, 9:10 PM



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