Elliott named ACC recruiter of the year

One of the bright stars in the ACC was critical in Clemson's recruiting success this year.

Clemson assistant football coach Tony Elliott has been named ACC Recruiter of the Year by Scout.com. The website that covers college football with an emphasis on recruiting named a top recruiter in each conference after the conclusion of National Signing Day last Wednesday.

“He killed it out of state, helping Dabo Swinney and Clemson reel in a trio of four-star prospects and a five star,” said Jamie Newberg of Scout.com. Elliott was a key to Clemson’s success in Tampa, Florida. Clemson signed Deon Cain (Tampa Bay Tech), Ray Ray McCloud (Tampa, Sickles), Jake Fruhmorgen (Tampa, Plant). Elliott also recruited five-star offensive lineman Mitch Hyatt, Clemson’s first Parade All-American offensive lineman since 1987.

Elliott, a 2002 Clemson engineering graduate who played the 2003 season as a graduate, was named co-offensive coordinator along with Jeff Scott at the end of the regular season. Clemson responded with 40 points in a 40-6 victory over Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29.

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