Dabo Swinney shares story of how Clemson ended up with Tyler Brown in class of 2023
Dabo Swinney discussed Tyler Brown’s unique recruitment on Tuesday afternoon.
Brown, who caught 9 passes for 153 yards last week vs. Syracuse, was a late addition to Clemson’s 2023 recruiting class. He didn’t receive an offer from the Tigers until November of his junior season.
Swinney told reporters that Brown wouldn’t be at Clemson at all if the Tigers hadn’t lost a commitment from a different wide receiver last cycle.
“It just God’s favor that we got him,” Swinney said. “He’s a kid we had been evaluating but we had a kid decommit. And, you know, boom.
“I just look at it as God’s favor. I always focus on who we do get.”
Clemson only had one receiver decommit in the class of 2023 — 4-star prospect Nathaniel Joseph, who ended up at Miami.
Brown was overlooked throughout his recruitment. He finished the cycle as the No. 106 wide receiver in the country for the class of 2023, per 247Sports Composite rankings.
Brown has been one of Clemson’s top offensive playmakers so far this season. He has 21 receptions for 316 yards and 2 touchdowns so far this season. He holds the team lead in receptions and yards and is tied with 3 other receivers in touchdowns.
Clemson will face Wake Forest on Saturday.