Watson: "There is nothing like Clemson for me"


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The recruitment of 2014 quarterback prospect Deshaun Watson Deshaun Watson
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truly is a family affair.

Watson is the 5-star standout out of Gainesville (GA) who has been committed to Clemson since February of 2012, and he was back on campus Saturday for the Orange and White Game where he was joined by his mother Deann and his siblings.

Prior to the game, the family was on the sidelines when offensive coordinator Chad MorrisChad Morris
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called his son Chandler over and introduced Chandler to Watson’s family. Later, Morris’ wife Paula also tried to track down Watson and his family, and Watson’s mother told me on the sideline that she appreciates how the Clemson coaches have handled her son’s recruitment.

“They have been tremendous,” she told me. “They have been great with us, and this has all been a dream come true.”

A few minutes later, Watson gazed out at the Clemson players going through their pre-game warmups, smiled brightly and told me after the visit that all of the above reasons were why he was solid to Clemson.

“This is a family here,” he said. “Every time I come here, they make me and my family special. There is nothing like Clemson for me. I know most of the players, and I feel like I am already on the team.”


However, his love for Clemson hasn’t stopped other schools from continuing to recruit the player that many consider the top player in the Peach State next season, including Ohio St. and Georgia.

I asked Watson if his commitment was contingent upon Morris staying at Clemson – Morris will probably be a leading candidate for several jobs after the season – and he said no.

“I really do hope Coach Morris stays at Clemson,” he said. “I want him to be my coach. But he also has to do what’s best for him and his family, and if he takes another job, that doesn’t mean I won’t be at Clemson.”

Watson said he plans on visiting Georgia, Ohio St., Oregon and Auburn over the summer.

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Front Page Story: Watson: "There is nothing like Clemson for me"
TigerNet News
Im not worried.
Tiger6060
Just wondering...
cutgrfan®
Trust and respect
ancientorange
Re: Just wondering...
tbs96356
Morris probably trusts that he is solid...and just wants
Shevlin77
because if you tell the kid no
PenthouseTiger
Then Dabo has repeatedly been a jerk!!!***
Edisto_Tiger
There is a difference here. Watson would have a
NGATigr
You have to let him enjoy the recruitment process
attheesso®
Re: Just wondering...
Tiger6060
Love means never having to say you're sorry*
ObiWan
Re: Love means never having to say you're sorry*
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Front Page Story: Watson: "There is nothing like Clemson for me"
wfridy3
How great it is to see a committment keep his word!!!
lightbulbbill®
Keeping Watson ALL IN....
ALLIN4CU®
you are right DeShaun! We ARE a CLEMSON family and you're
ragtop
We have three things going for us:
CU''90
Re: We have three things going for us:
blktgre
Re: We have three things going for us:
allorangeallthetime52®
That Auburn visit concerns me.
CUEngGrad93
Benjamin Franklin was never president
PenthouseTiger
Re: That Auburn visit concerns me.
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Front Page Story: Watson: "There is nothing like Clemson for me"
razorback70
Re: Front Page Story: Watson: "There is nothing like Clemson for me"
PenthouseTiger
Re: Front Page Story: Watson: "There is nothing like Clemson for me"
footballmanager
Razorback
Tiger6060
Re: Front Page Story: Watson: "There is nothing like Clemson for me"
deltapercy
I really hope he stays committed, but my gut says some
AllTimeClemson
Re: I really hope he stays committed, but my gut says some
clemtiger117®
Re: I really hope he stays committed, but my gut says some
allorangeallthetime52®
What would truly be amazing is...
TigerOf2007
IF I were Dabo (and of course I'm not).....
GunTotnTigr
Re: because if you tell the kid no
ALLIN4CU®
Re: IF I were Dabo (and of course I'm not).....
ALLIN4CU®
Has Dabo threatened to pull the offer if he does? Clearly
Edisto_Tiger
I think there's still a lot of confusion as to what exactly
Tall_Tiger_Two
Re: Has Dabo threatened to pull the offer if he does? Clearly
allorangeallthetime52®
Man! Sure hope we don't blow it with this kid.
Prime T. Tiger

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