Watson: "There is nothing like Clemson for me"


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Watson:

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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spacer Im not worried.
Tiger6060
spacer Just wondering...
cutgrfan®
spacer Trust and respect
ancientorange
spacer Re: Just wondering...
tbs96356
spacer Morris probably trusts that he is solid...and just wants
Shevlin77
spacer because if you tell the kid no
PenthouseTiger
spacer Then Dabo has repeatedly been a jerk!!!***
Edisto_Tiger
spacer There is a difference here. Watson would have a
NGATigr
spacer You have to let him enjoy the recruitment process
attheesso®
spacer Re: Just wondering...
Tiger6060
spacer Love means never having to say you're sorry*
ObiWan
spacer Re: Love means never having to say you're sorry*
allorangeallthetime52®
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wfridy3
spacer How great it is to see a committment keep his word!!!
lightbulbbill®
spacer Keeping Watson ALL IN....
ALLIN4CU®
spacer you are right DeShaun! We ARE a CLEMSON family and you're
ragtop
spacer We have three things going for us:
CU''90
spacer Re: We have three things going for us:
blktgre
spacer Re: We have three things going for us:
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer That Auburn visit concerns me.
CUEngGrad93
spacer Benjamin Franklin was never president
PenthouseTiger
spacer Re: That Auburn visit concerns me.
allorangeallthetime52®
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razorback70
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footballmanager
spacer Razorback
Tiger6060
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deltapercy
spacer I really hope he stays committed, but my gut says some
AllTimeClemson
spacer Re: I really hope he stays committed, but my gut says some
clemtiger117
spacer Re: I really hope he stays committed, but my gut says some
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer What would truly be amazing is...
TigerOf2007
spacer IF I were Dabo (and of course I'm not).....
GunTotnTigr
spacer Re: because if you tell the kid no
ALLIN4CU®
spacer Re: IF I were Dabo (and of course I'm not).....
ALLIN4CU®
spacer Has Dabo threatened to pull the offer if he does? Clearly
Edisto_Tiger
spacer I think there's still a lot of confusion as to what exactly
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer Re: Has Dabo threatened to pull the offer if he does? Clearly
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Man! Sure hope we don't blow it with this kid.
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