Clemson coach Dabo Swinney addresses Dacari Collins' departure
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney addressed the departure of receiver Dacari Collins at his weekly press conference on Wednesday.
Swinney told reporters that Collins left the team because he was frustrated with his role on the team.
“I don’t think he liked where he was on the depth chart, Swinney said. “This is gonna be an every year story in college football. Great kid with a bright future.”
Dabo on Dacari Collins leaving the program: “I don’t think he liked where he was on the depth chart. This is gonna be an every year story in college football [players transferring out of programs]. Great kid with a bright future.” #Clemson
— Marc Whiteman (@MarcWYFFNews4) September 21, 2022
Collins started 3 games last season as a true freshman, catching 16 passes for 221 yards.
However, Collins fell down the depth chart this season. He played only 12 snaps vs. Louisiana Tech in Week 3, seemingly falling behind true freshmen Antonio Williams and Adam Randall on the depth chart.
Collins was a 4-star prospect in the class of 2021. His departure could eventually be a problem for Clemson’s receiver depth. But for now, the Tigers still have Williams, Randall, Joseph Ngata, EJ Williams, Brannon Spector and Beaux Collins.
Clemson faces Wake Forest on the road in Week 4.