Clemson hands out 2014 offer

Clemson offered one of the top young prospects in Georgia after the Wednesday evening practice at the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.

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Offensive coordinator Chad Morris and wide receivers coach Jeff Scott extended the offer to Gainesville High School quarterback Deshaun Watson. It was the first offer for the 2014 prospect.

"I thought they were going to wait," Watson told shortly after he got word of the offer. "But I like it, though."

Wednesday wasn't the first visit to Clemson for Watson. His most recent trip to Tigertown was last fall for the season opener against North Texas. The game, his first at Death Valley, has made a good impression.

"It was crazy. I liked it. The fans were all into it. Everything was nice," he said.

Watson has watched more games in Death Valley than Morris, with whom he worked closely with on Wednesday.

"I think it improved my skills, my footwork and my throwing. I liked it," Watson said. "I'm going to take everything back to my high school and to the quarterbacks that are behind me, to get me better and to get better as a team."

2014 QB Deshaun Watson throws at Clemson's camp Wednesday afternoon. (Roy Philpott)
And there's plenty of interest in Clemson.

"They're changing their offense. We run the exact same offense," he said. "The coaches are very interested in me. I like the facility. I went to the game last year. I love that. The campus is just like my hometown."

Clemson isn't the only school that's already started to show interest in him. Oregon, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, LSU, Arkansas, Virginia and Kentucky have already started to send letters.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound rising sophomore didn't grow up with a favorite college team.

"I usually like a team because of the players. But in the past three years I've liked Florida," he said.

Tim Tebow, Percy Harvin, Chris Rainey, Jeff Demps and Brandon Spikes are the former Gators that Watson used to follow closely.

On July 22, Watson will head to Florida for the Friday Night Lights Camp. He believes it's possible that an offer could come from that visit.

As a freshman, he threw for over 2,500 yards with 25 touchdown passes and rushed for more than 700 yards with five scores. Top Stories