Move over, Jeff Scott

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Jeff Scott may have the official title as Clemson recruiting coordinator, but Deshaun Watson is certainly doing his part.

The No. 5 ranked quarterback in the country, Watson has been working the phones, recruiting others to join him in Clemson.

"Being a quarterback in the class, you always want help around you," Watson said at his school earlier this week. "It's going to make you and your team a great team, to have the best [chance] to try to win a national championship in the future."

It was Watson who got the ball rolling with Clemson's 2014 class when he committed on Signing Day in 2012. Several others have joined. Many more are expected to follow.

"[We're] just building this 2014 class, trying to make it elite," Watson said.

Just a day after Watson said that during the ON LOCATION interview with CUTigers, three-star running back Adam Choice became the third player in May to commit to Clemson.

May commitment No. 2 was running back C.J. Fuller. His pledge came a day before Watson's interview.

The first chip to fall this month was three-star tight end Milan Richard.

"That was big. I've been working on him since the end of football season, since the all-star game," Watson said. "He told me it was between Georgia and Clemson. Georgia picked up that other tight end. [Richard] text me that day and was like, 'Clemson is looking mighty nice.' We've always had a good relationship."

Four-star wide receiver Demarre Kitt also has a good relationship with Watson. And he could be the next addition to the Clemson class. His announcement is scheduled for June 10.

"I talk to him. He let me know about the whole recruiting thing and who he likes. Who knows what could happen? Hopefully, he chooses the Tigers," Watson said.

Kitt isn't the only four-star wide receiver that Watson is after.

"Trey Quinn, the receiver from Louisiana, we connected. I've talked to him for him about a month now," Watson said. "He's coming to camp, so I get to sit down with him and talk face-to-face."

Right now, Clemson now has seven players committed to the 2014 class. All will play on the offensive side of the ball. But Watson isn't getting too greedy.

He's also after several top defensive prospects, specifically Andrew Williams, Wesley Green, Raekwon McMillan and Lorenzo Carter.

"I've just been talking with them, making sure they know Clemson is really interested in them. If they decide to come, we'll have a bright future at Clemson," Watson said.

And Watson knows he plays a big part in that.

"From what I hear from the coaches, everyone wants to play with a good quarterback," he said. "A lot of people want to play with me at the next level. I just try to take that to the best I can and try to get the best players to play with." Top Stories