Clemson lands Watson

Clemson landed the verbal commitment of one of the top quarterback prospects in the country today.

QB Deshaun Watson Profile

"The junior day visit just sealed everything," Watson told CUTigers on Wednesday afternoon. "They showed me that campus and all the academic stuff. I'm very interested in it. I talked to my coaches and my family about the decision.

"They're fine with it. They're happy with it. They loved the visit Saturday. I just wanted to get it out of the way."

The rising junior camped at Clemson last summer before receiving a scholarship offer soon after. The Tigers, in fact, were the first school to move in with an offer.

"They offered me really early, before my sophomore season," he said. "I just fell in love with it. I knew from then that they really wanted me. The future is bright at Clemson. That played a big part."

Getting mom on campus this past weekend was a big deal, too.

"I told coach Swinney and coach Morris, ‘I want y'all to meet my mom.' I wanted my mom to meet them," Watson said. "She loved that. She loved them. That sealed the deal."

The Clemson coaches told him that they will not add a quarterback in the 2013 class.

"Coach Swinney told me that they're very excited and that they're not going to take a 2013 quarterback, as long as they've got me," Watson said.

Watson threw for 3,163 yards and 41 touchdowns and had 1,086 yards rushing with 15 scores as a sophomore.

"We run the same kind of offense at my high school and we broke some records this year, so I'm looking forward my two years that are left and heading off to Clemson," he said.

A frequent visitor at Clemson within the last year, Watson told CUTigers two days ago he liked the Tigers, as well as "'Bama, Florida, Oklahoma State, Arkansas and Tennessee."

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