Lou Holtz talks highly of Sammy Watkins


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Pos: WR   Height: 6-1   Weight: 205   Hometown: Fort Myers, FL (South Fort Myers HS)  
Years Played: 2011 - 2013

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“He has such explosiveness that nobody could take a good angle on him,” said Holtz, the only coach to lead six different teams to bowl games and four different programs to top-20 finishes. “Just so explosive, and he can change the game so quickly. When you look at Clemson, the last half of the year, they were behind at least three games by double digits. Who brought them back? Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
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. How? By making big play after big play.

“And that’s what Rocket did all the time.”

Holtz was particularly impressed with Watkins in Clemson’s 35-30 home win against Florida State, when Watkins had seven catches for 141 yards and two TDs, three carries for 13 yards and a 21-yard kickoff return. His 62-yard TD reception from Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
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with 13:06 left that was the difference in the game as the unranked Tigers knocked off No. 11 FSU.

“He just put on an unbelievable show,” Holtz said.

Even Ismail couldn’t touch Watkins’ freshman accomplishments.

“His explosiveness and his maturity and catching the ball so effortlessly and handling all the success he had, it’s hard to believe he’s a freshman,” Holtz said.

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