Swinney not surprised with Dacari Collins' departure

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney confirmed on Wednesday that wide receiver Dacari Collins is no longer with the team.

According to Swinney, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Collins “is a really talented player and has a bright future,”

but his role with the Tigers has ended — a move that wasn’t a shock to the head coach.

“I don’t think he liked where he is on the depth chart,” Swinney said. “That’s 2022.

It’s really not much of a story anymore to me, to be honest with you. It’s going to be an every-year deal in college football.”

Collins flashed as a freshman in 2021 with 16 receptions for 221 yards but only had one reception through the first three games of this season.

“Great kid. Great kid. Really good kid. And very talented. A really talented player and has a bright future,” Swinney said.

“He’s just gotta continue to mature and grow and really commit to being the best he can be. But he can do it, for sure.”

Coming out of high school, Collins was the No. 32 wide receiver prospect in the class of 2021, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.

Although he didn’t pan out for the Tigers, Swinney wished him luck for whatever comes next for the young pass-catcher.

“He loved his time here and appreciates everybody. Guys aren’t patient much anymore,” Swinney said. 

“That’s the world we live in. Just wish him well and keep moving.”

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