Watkins praised as a gem in the 2011 class
Hometown: Fort Myers,
FL (South Fort Myers HS)
Years Played: 2011 - 2013
WR Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Fr. Wide Receiver
#7 6-1, 200
Fort Myers, FL
View Full Profile, Clemson: Besides the play of quarterback Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS So. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
View Full Profile in coordinator Chad Morris' new offense, perhaps the biggest reason why Clemson is off to its undefeated start is the electric play of receiver Sammy Watkins.
The 6-1, 180-pound true freshman has 38 catches for 623 yards and 6 touchdowns in his debut campaign, and he's added 94 yards on 19 carries as well. Last week, he hauled in seven catches for 152 yards against Boston College en route to being named ACC rookie of the week for the third time on the year.
The most impressive aspect of his game is not even his dynamic play-making ability; it's his fluid route-running and demeanor for such a young player. One of the real gems of head coach Dabo Swinney's Class of 2011.
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