ESPN ranks Watson #2 intriguing ACC figure

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Pos: QB   Height: 6-2   Weight: 218   Hometown: Gainesville, GA (Gainesville HS)  
Years Played: 2014 - 2016

ESPN has released an article on Friday about ACC's 25 most intriguing figures for 2015 from players to coaches to even administrators.

Clemson quarterback Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
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#4 6-3, 204
Gainesville, GA

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was #2 on the list right below Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher (#1 overall). Not sure that I agree that Fisher is the most intriguing person in the ACC for 2015 but he will certainly have to coach em' up after the loss of former Heisman-winner Jameis Winston and other impact players.

There are no more questions about how good Watson will be, how well he’ll acclimate himself to the college game or what could be in store for the Tigers once he gets on the field. As a freshman in 2014, he provided resounding answers to those concerns. Now, it’s a matter of whether the future star can simply stay on the field. He suffered three different injuries that cost him time last year, and he’s now rehabbing an ACL tear this offseason. Add to the intrigue, Watson said goodbye to coordinator Chad Morris -- the man who recruited him to Clemson -- after Morris took the head coaching job at SMU. (via

Watson in his rookie campaign completed 67.9% of his passes for 1,466 yards (10.7 per attempt) and 14 touchdowns and only two interceptions and had a tremendous quarterback rating of 188.57.

Note - Other Clemson "intriguing figures" that made the list include defensive coordinator Brent Venables (#5 overall), Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich (#14 overall and only AD to make list) and co-offensive coordinators Tony Elliot and Jeff Scott (#17 overall).

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