Dabo Swinney Negatively Recruited Using Urban Meyer's Age (53) Against Him

By D.J. Byrnes on December 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm
Urban Meyer and Dabo Swinney

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Fairfield (OH) five-star 2018 offensive tackle Jackson Carman shocked the recruiting world Wednesday when he chose Clemson over Ohio State.

For Meyer, it's the biggest in-state miss (on paper) of his Buckeye career. Afterwards, Carman revealed Dabo Swinney's negative recruitment.

From Ari Wasserman of The Athletic:

A lot to unpack here. Meyer turned 53 in July. Dabo Swinney is 48. For comparison, Nick Saban is 66.

Everybody negative recruits (yes, even Ohio State). It still speaks to the contentious nature of this recruitment, though, because it's not like Swinney has to reach far to find wins against Meyer.

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