Tigers coach Dabo Swinney has already told Watson the door is open to become the starting quarterback if he can outwork and outplay Chad Kelly, a highly rated 2012 recruit, and Cole Stoudt. Watson, the Peach State's record-holder in passing yards and touchdowns, believes he has the tools to make an immediate impact.
"I can move in the pocket and can run. I make good decisions and can make any throw," Watson said. "I'm a leader and a team player. I'm a freshman walking into a big-time program like Clemson, and if I take over the job, I've been looking up Tajh Boyd and Jameis Winston to see how they've handled it."