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He ran for 2,400 yards last season. Now he’s got a Clemson offer

Dabo Swinney excited about Clemson’s recruiting class

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney says they have met their needs in the 2018-19 recruiting class.
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney says they have met their needs in the 2018-19 recruiting class.

Clemson hosted Lakeland, Fla., running back Demarkcus Bowman (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) last weekend and the Tigers joined the long list of offering schools.

Some of the others are South Carolina, Alabama, Michigan, Georgia, Florida, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee and Florida.

Bowman’s visit was not his first to Clemson and he enjoyed reconnecting with everyone.

“It was fun. It was fun to get back up there,” Bowman said. “I have been up there a couple of times already. Talking to Coach Elliott and getting offered by Clemson was very nice.”

Bowman’s parents joined him on the visit and they all sat in on Dabo Swinney’s departing comments that ran the gamut from football to life.

“They really liked the speech that Coach Dabo gave. He said a lot of stuff,” Bowman said. “They liked it a lot.”

And whatever Swinney and the rest of the Clemson coaches had to say to Bowman had an impact. He currently ranks the Tigers among his favorite schools.

“They are definitely in my top six if I had one. It’s just the school, the coaches, and the staff has all been together for eight years or more,” he said. “They are not the type to offer just anyone. They like to know that you really want to come there before you come there. They don’t have very many transfers or de-commits. They are legit. I really like Coach Elliott and Coach Swinney.”

Last season Bowman rushed for 2,417 yards and 36 touchdowns. He averaged nearly 12 yards per carry.

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