Two Clemson coaches included in ESPN's top recruiters under 40


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Clemson co-offensive coordinators Tony ElliottTony Elliott
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and Jeff ScottJeff Scott
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were named on Friday to ESPN's Top Recruiters under the age of 40.

Tony Elliot (age 35) sells the recruits on the big picture of what Clemson University and its entire family has to offer a prospective student-athlete during and after their playing days.

"At the end of the day, when you can no longer play football, what have you taken away from the game?" Elliott tells ESPN Recruiting Nation. "Here at Clemson we have a great setup, great facilities, great tradition, great fan support and a great university, but most important we have great people. I think that's attracting a lot of guys. It's the relationships that's initially built, but when guys get on campus they feel the atmosphere, the tradition and that there's a genuine appreciation for them more than just as an athlete."

Jeff Scott (age 34) tries to target the right prospects that are "Clemson people" and build relationships with them and their families as early as possible.

"Prospects and families are looking for coaches that they can trust and coaches that they believe will care about them more as a person than just a player," Scott tells ESPN Recruiting Nation. "What I try to do as a recruiter is develop relationships with that young man and his family and with everybody around him that's part of his inner circle. I can tell pretty early in the process if that young man or that family are Clemson people and if they would be a great fit. Any time we can see that early in the process, we know we're going to spend a lot of time and energy on that family."

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