Five-star commitment

The Clemson coaching staff has landed the verbal commitment of one of the nation's top wide receivers.

Sammy Watkins Profile

Five star wide receiver Sammy Watkins has committed to the Clemson coaching staff, has learned.

The Fort Myers, Fla. standout gave his commitment to the Clemson coaching staff Monday morning.

Watkins, who camped at Clemson this past summer is ranked as the No. 2 wide receiver in the nation.

His primary recruiter to Tigertown is Clemson offensive center/guards coach Brad Scott.

Watkins joins Charone Peake, the nation's No. 3 receiver in the 2011 recruiting class. The Tigers also have secured verbal commitments from the No. 4 running back in the nation in the nation in Mike Bellamy.

The five-star standout possesses offers from just about major school in the country, including Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Georgia and LSU.

Watkins had 46 catches for 1,192 yards(25.9) and 14 touchdowns during his junior season. He was named a first Team All State performer for the 3A classification for his efforts and the Offensive Player of the Year by the Naples News.

He just concluded a standout senior season and was named to the U.S. Army All-American Game. In all, he caught 37 passes for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also rushed for 266 yards and three more scores.

Keep in mind he did all of that while missing four games with an injury.

Watkins will be speaking with later today as he is currently in class at South Fort Meyers HS. Top Stories