QB Deshaun Watson Profile
Gainesville High School quarterback Deshaun Watson already has three trips to Tigertown under his belt this season. The sophomore made the trip up I-85 for the Troy, Wofford and Florida State games.
"They went good. Every time I go up there, it feels like I'm at home. I've been treated well. The games were awesome. The atmosphere was nice," he recently told CUTigers.com.
What stood out?
"Everything, really," Watson said. "The fans, the people, the coaches and the town were very nice. The people up there, the fans, they're really into it. They really love Clemson and they're always there for them, if they're down or they're winning. I just like it."
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound sophomore turned made an impression on Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris this past June. While at the Dabo Swinney Football Camp, Watson received his offer from the Tigers.
"That means a lot. It means they really want me and they're really interested in me, they'd be glad to have me and they're going to stick with me for the rest of my high school career," Watson said. "It means a lot to me."
He previously visited for the 2010 season opener against North Texas and for a basketball team camp.
This fall, Watson has also visited Florida.
"It's nice down there, too. The weather is real nice. The crowd is loud, the stadium is nice, the facilities are cool. It's just a nice play down there," Watson said.
Trips to Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama could also be in the works this season.
Watson currently claims a top-five, which includes four SEC teams and an ACC school.
"My top five is Clemson, first. Then, Florida, then Alabama, Tennessee and then Georgia," he said.
A decision will be made in the near future.
"It's probably going to be this summer," Watson said. "Either after this football season or this summer."
As a freshman, he threw for over 2,500 yards with 25 touchdown passes and rushed for more than 700 yards with five scores.
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