SI.com: Watson could make instant impact
Deshaun Watson - QB
GA (Gainesville HS)
SI.com has a feature article on Clemson QB commit Deshaun Watson Deshaun Watson
View Full Profile. His high school coach Bruce Miller has some very complementary things to say about his former signal caller at Gainesville (HS).
“I’ve been in this business 40 years,” Miller said, “and I’ve never seen [a player] come through like him. I’ve coached against some great ones and I’ve coached some good ones, but he’s just got it. I don’t know what it is.”
It didn’t take long for Watson to catch the eye of Gainesville coaches. He was a backup quarterback and linebacker in middle school, but assumed full-time passing duties as an eighth grader, when he led his team to an undefeated season. By the time he’d climbed to the varsity level, he displayed a better understanding of the game’s fundamentals than many upperclassmen. “He could look at film and see things that a ninth grader or middle schooler would never see,” Miller said.
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