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Dabo Swinney trolled for a hair-raising recruiting spot

Dabo Swinney attends a Clemson basketball game.

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Dabo Swinney is going viral thanks to an incredibly creepy video posted to social media over the weekend detailing an awkward interaction with high school recruits. The clip was posted by Rivals on Saturday and has sparked a storm of reactions over the past 24 hours.

In the post, the Clemson head coach is seen talking to four-star offensive lineman Brayden Jacobs, who committed to the Tigers in January.

Jacobs started the video with an introduction before “his best friend and coach” Dabo Swinney slyly entered the picture. From that moment on things went into a downward spiral.

Swinney entered with a blinding football in his hand before calling the offensive tackle a “10-star prospect.”

At one point he even had followers who were convinced he had forgotten the player’s name! There was a lot to take in.

Fans were quick to respond in the comments section.

“He forgot your name, little brother.”

“Terrible cringe.”

“He’s more excited about the dazzling football than about the names of the recruits…”

“They don’t want to try a second take?”

Some said he’s starting to rival LSU’s Brian Kelly, who has had his own series of awkward recruiting exchanges with high school players since arriving in Baton Rouge.

Unfortunately, this is far from Dabo Swinney’s first cringeworthy attempt at social media. The coach went viral for all the wrong reasons in 2020 when he dropped a rhyme to commemorate his TikTok debut.

Although the most recent interaction drew criticism from followers, Swinney’s recruitment of Brayden Jacobs was ultimately a success. The lineman, the son of former NY Giant Brandon Jacobs, will suit up for the Tigers in 2025 if his commitment remains steadfast.

The Georgia native is rated as a Top 200 player regardless of position and as a Top 15 offensive tackle.

As for Dabo Swinney, he has made headlines this offseason for his lack of interest in the transfer portal and his program’s alleged skid in the ACC.

Aside from recruiting through the transfer portal, it appears he’s doing just fine in high school as his Clemson team boasts a Top 10 class.

Hate or love his schtick, he’s clearly doing something right!