Clemson is recruiting hard, even with a recent spike in national attention.
The Tigers were ranked No. 1 by the Associated Press and No. 2 by the AP Top 25 and have a national TV contract.
They have three new assistants in the class of 2018: Mark Dantonio, who led the program to an ACC title game appearance in 2016; and Chris Ash, who is currently the defensive coordinator at Louisville.
But they’re not just recruiting.
They’re also helping to build their program.
The program has made more than $1 billion in revenue in the past two years.
They are now paying for it through a combination of increased revenues and an increased number of scholarships.
In 2017, the program signed five new players, including five-star wide receiver Deon Cain.
Cain, a five-stars recruit, chose Clemson over Florida, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Notre Dame and LSU.
Cain is the third-highest-rated player in the 2018 class, behind Clemson wide receiver Calvin Ridley and Clemson linebacker Alex Anzalone.
The Tigers are also bringing in some big names this year.
Clemson defensive end/linebacker Myles Garrett, a 2018 class member, has committed to play for the Tigers.
The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Garrett was ranked the No. 23 overall prospect by ESPN in May.
Garrett has been recruited by Alabama, Tennessee, Texas A&M, LSU and Clemson.
Tigers fans will no doubt see the big-name recruits who will likely play for Clemson in 2018.
This year, the team is also adding a couple new faces to the program.
First, Clemson will have its first ever female quarterback.
Ash was the quarterbacks coach for the Clemson-Florida State game, the first game the two teams played in 2021.
Ash is a former offensive coordinator and special teams coordinator at Florida State.
Garrett, who was ranked No of 247 by 247Sports as the No, 2 overall prospect in 2018, was the No 5 prospect in the 2019 class by ESPN and the No 1 player in 2019 by Rivals.
Dantonio was the defensive line coach at Florida in 2021, and he has since become the defensive backs coach at Clemson.
Dantonino was the offensive coordinator at Notre Dame from 2013 to 2017, when he left the Irish for the head coaching position at Clemson in 2017.
Ash is the first female head coach at a college football program in North America, and the first woman to lead a program in the history of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision.