By MIKE MALONE and JONATHAN S. SULLIVANFox News – February 13, 2018 – A key piece of the Clemson football recruiting landscape is the ability of schools to offer scholarships.
In a new report from the Center for Public Integrity, the group examined the details surrounding the number of Clemson football scholarships available each year.
The report found that more than one-third of the available scholarships are awarded to Clemson football recruits, but more than half of those scholarships are not actually awarded.
In fact, of the over 3,500 Clemson football scholarship offers the group analyzed, only about 30 percent of the scholarships are actually awarded to the players.
Of the remaining scholarships, only one in three are actually for the players who take them.
The center found that over the last five years, Clemson has offered more than 2,500 scholarships, which are awarded each year to about 10 percent of its players.
The average scholarship is about $3,700.
Of course, there are some exceptions to the scholarship rule.
Under NCAA rules, some athletes may receive up to $2,500 per scholarship in the same season, while others may receive no more than $2 per scholarship.
The NCAA also limits the amount of scholarships that an individual may receive each year in order to prevent over-classification.
The Center for Private Equity, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization, tracked the number and amounts of scholarships awarded each season to more than 3,300 schools and colleges.
It found that Clemson has the highest number of scholarships each year, with an average of nearly $2 million.
Of the schools it studied, Clemson is not one of them.
Clemson has a total of 4,084 scholarship offers.
The rest of the schools the Center identified that have offered scholarships to more players than the average number are Georgia, Louisville, Texas A&M and North Carolina.
In its report, the Center found that the schools with the highest percentage of scholarship offers each year are those that had the highest recruiting budgets in 2017, and that Clemson’s spending in 2017 was $7.4 million.
The College of Charleston, for example, spent $4.5 million, and Georgia spent $3.5, the report said.
But the report also noted that other schools with large recruiting budgets have made similar decisions to not award scholarships to players.
The College of William & Mary, for instance, awarded scholarships to five players in the 2017 recruiting class.
It also gave $1.7 million to its football player program, which was a record for the school.
The school also spent $1 million on student-athlete development and scholarships.
But Clemson’s athletic department, which is led by coach Dabo Swinney, has made recruiting a priority this year.
According to the report, Swinneys recruiting team spent $5.7 billion on football recruiting in 2017.
Clemson’s recruiting spending is about two-thirds of the combined spending by the SEC and ACC.
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