SC DE/LB Wants Clemson Offer

South Aiken standout Dekoda Watson has finished his summer camp tour after visiting two SEC schools. Where does Clemson stand with this talented defender? CUTigers.com has the details in this recruiting update.

DE/LB Dekoda Watson
6-2, 210, 4.75
South Aiken High School
Aiken, South Carolina

The 6-2, 210 pound prospect expects his offer list to grow this fall. "I have offers from Kentucky, North Carolina, Coastal Carolina and Newberry right now. But I have a lot of schools telling me they are waiting for a transcript and to see me play this fall," Watson told CUTigers.com.

"I went to the Auburn camp last week. It went pretty good. I liked it a lot. It was well run and very professional."

When asked if he has any favorites, Watson responded, "Right now, I really like Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Clemson and Auburn."

What about Clemson and South Carolina? Have either one of the in-state schools offered the South Aiken standout? "I am hearing a lot from Clemson and South Carolina," he said. "To be honest, I get letters almost every day. I really think if I went to their camps things may have been different."

Watson is not sure if he will visit Clemson this summer. "I am not sure if I will get to see them this summer. I had been hoping to get up to Clemson just to make my appearance. I would like to get up there to show interest," he said.

Coach Ron West is recruiting Watson for the Tigers.

"Yeah, coach West is sending me a lot of mail. He spoke with me at school back in May when he could visit. He wanted to get me to come see the campus and stuff. He said he would come see me play in the fall. I think that is when a lot of schools will decide whether or not they will offer me."

The talented defensive end may end up at linebacker on the collegiate level. "I am playing defensive end for my team and I've have never played linebacker in my life. When I camped at Georgia it was the first time I had ever did it. And I think I did well. Clemson is talking to me about playing outside linebacker."

Which teams are recruiting Watson the hardest at this time? "Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, South Carolina and Clemson are showing the most interest," Watson added.

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