Five-star WR checks out Clemson

The nation's No. 3 wide receiver prospect in the class of 2011 was on Clemson's campus for three days this week at the Dabo Swinney Football Camp. CUTigers.com has all the latest on his trip right here.

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CUTigers caught up with South Fort Myers High School wide receiver Sammy Watkins (6-1, 180, 4.31) after he finished up his final camp session at Clemson.

"It was pretty fun, very competitive," Watkins said of the three-day camp. "I had fun with a lot of receivers, quarterbacks and with a lot of coaches. I liked it."

He made the trip to Tigertown with South Fort Myers coach Anthony Dixon and Leigh (Lehigh Acres, Fla.) running back Curtavious Thornton .

Watkins' first trip to Clemson went pretty well for the Tigers.

"I love the campus, I love the atmosphere, it's all pretty nice," he said.


As a junior Watkins brought in 46 catches for 1,192 yards and 14 touchdowns. (Roy Philpott)
Interior offensive line coach Brad Scott is the main recruiter for Watkins, who claims 35-40 offers, including Florida, Miami, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, USC, Michigan and West Virginia.

"I did narrow it down to about 15," Watkins said, "but I can't name them off the top of my head."

CUTigers asked, where does Clemson compare to everyone?

"They're up there. I just have to visit some more schools and that will top it off," he said.

Prior to the Clemson camp, he camped at Michigan. No other future trips or camp visits have been set.

"I've got to make my choice, get in touch with my parents and make sure they're cool with it," Watkins said.

As a junior, he had 46 catches for 1,192 yards and 14 touchdowns. Clemson offered on Sept. 1, 2009—the day 2011 prospects could hand out written offers.

Watkins, who has been considered to be a Florida lean, especially after his brother Jaylen signed with the Gators last year, is rated with five-stars by Scout.com and is also ranked as the No. 3 wide receiver in the country.

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