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Clemson football recruits character first, talent second

Oct 10, 2020; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers running back Travis Etienne (9) scores a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes during the second quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Character matters to those in charge of Clemson football.

There is no doubting the collection of talent that litters the Clemson football roster but when you dig deeper into the success that has kept the Tigers at the top of college football, people matter.

Talent accumulation matters but simply recruiting based on recruiting rankings may land you a super team where everything comes together but what happens next?