Georgia offers Watson
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Georgia offers Watson

Georgia offered their first quarterback in the 2014 class over the weekend and the offer went out to the top signal caller in their state. Deshaun Watson got the offer and he has interest in UGA, but he is still committed to Clemson.

"I went over to Georgia to watch their basketball game Saturday night and I got to spend some time with the coaches. At halftime, I went into the office with Coach [Mark] Richt and that is when Georgia offered me a scholarship," Deshaun Watson told Scout.

"We talked for a little bit, we got to know each other some, and he made sure I knew I had a UGA offer. It was nice because it is a big offer. I kind of expected it with Georgia inviting me in for a visit, but it was still big for me."

Watson only lives roughly 30 minutes from Athens and that is one thing that appeals to him at Georgia.

"Location really stands out to me. UGA is right up the road from my house, so I like that a lot and I know my family does too.

"I also like Georgia's quarterback production too. They really know how to coaches quarterbacks, they know how to prepare them for the NFL, and how to get them ready to play in the SEC. UGA's has been doing a great job with that since Coach Richt got there."

The Dawgs have his interest, but the 6-foot-3, 180 pound state champion out of Gainesville, Ga. is still committed to Clemson.

"I am looking at Georgia like I am a few other schools right now and Clemson knows that. I have talked to the coaches about checking other schools out, taking some visits, and they are OK with that.

"I am still committed and nothing has changed. I will visit Georgia again, I will visit Ohio State, and I will see some other schools to make sure I make the right choice in the end, but nothing has changed for me. I am still a solid commitment to Clemson," he said.

His next visit will be to Clemson the weekend of February 1 and he will then visit Ohio State the weekend after that. These visits are important to Watson despite his Tiger commitment.

"I am still praying on it and I have to make sure I find the right place for me. I am still getting offers, I still have questions about schools, so I am still going to visit the schools I have some interest in. Anything can happen, so I want to give some other schools a shot."

For now though, it seems Dabo Swinney and the Tigers are in good shape with this elite signal caller.

"I like everything about Clemson. I like the fans, the players, the coaches, the area, and I just like everything. I feel at home when I am there and that is important too."

Watson threw for 4,024 yards and 50 touchdowns while rushing for 1,441 yards and 24 scores in 2012.