Nation’s Top Football Recruit Got A Racist Call From An Alleged Clemson Fan

The class of 2016 No. 1 recruit Rashan Gary said he received a racist message from a person claiming to be a Clemson fan by the name of “Clemson Dan.”

According to a report from, Gary received a phone call at roughly 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 28 from “Clemson Dan,” who left a thinly veiled threat to the defensive tackle. The caller made it very clear he loves his football and the KKK.

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It’s pretty clear that this alleged “Clemson fan” who called Rashan Gary is not actually a Clemson fan, but a rival fan trying to deter the recruit away from them.

Gary’s mother, Jennifer Coney, had this to say:

“They wouldn’t have done that, being that we’re black people from the North. Why would you say that I’m ‘Clemson Dan’ and say something about threatening from the Ku Klux Klan and we’re serious down here?” Coney said. “I would think that there was somebody who didn’t want Rashan to consider Clemson.”

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