Five-star WR returning to Tigertown

One of the nation's premier wide receivers will be back in Clemson for a long weekend, starting on Thursday, marking his second visit of the summer to Tigertown.

WR Sammy Watkins Profile

South Fort Myers High School (Fla.) wide receiver Sammy Watkins already has a good feel for Clemson after hitting the Dabo Swinney Football Camp last month.

"My parents wanted to see it. I already saw everything," Watkins told CUTigers. "I saw everything, so I'm just going to hang out with the boys this time."

The three-day camp stay left him with a good impression of Clemson.

"It was good coaching, good competition up there," he said.

Watkins' family will arrive in Clemson on Thursday, July 22 and leave on Sunday, the 25th. It will be their only stop, too. No other schools will host the five-star standout for a visit this summer.


Watkins makes the game look easy, he is one of the top WR prospects in the country featuring size, speed, and tremendous hands. He has an extra gear to turn to when he needs it. Watkins ability to get downfield or take a short pass the distance is what separates him from the pack as a prospect.

-Geoff Vogt, Florida Recruiting Analyst
"After Clemson I'm done (for the summer)," he said.

The next step in Watkins' recruiting plans is to schedule official visits, though he's yet to decide on any potential destinations.

"I'm actually going to think about those and get them out of the way. When I'm done, I might decide what college I'm going to," Watkins said.

As far as a favorite goes, he claimed that no school is leading.

"Right now, I don't have any favorites. Everybody is the same because I haven't visited every school that I want to," Watkins said.

Clemson, Miami and Michigan are ahead of the pack, though.

"They're in the top three," he said. "I also like Florida and Tennessee."

Watkins, who is currently ranked as the No. 3 wide receiver in the country by and is also a five-star prospect, said he may announce his decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Clemson has already secured verbal commitments from two five-star prospects in the 2011 recruiting class- including the No. 4 wide receiver in the country, Charon Peake, and the No. 5 running back in Florida native Mike Bellamy.

As a junior, Watkins had 46 catches for 1,192 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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