Clemson QB commit and Gainesville quarterback Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson Quarterback 6-3, 190 Gainesville, GA ESPN: View Full Profile was named Region 8-AAAAA Offensive Player of the Year.
Deshaun Watson finished his high school career with 13,077 career passing yards (state record), 218 career touchdowns
As a junior, Watson has records in career total touchdowns with 155, career passing yards with 9,360 and career passing scores with 108. He helped Gainesville to its first ever state title, culminating in a 49-13 defeat of Ware County in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Watson also became just the second player in GHSA history to throw 50 touchdowns in a season and the third to throw for over 4,000 yards in a season (4,011).
As a sophomore, Watson was 200-of-327 passing for 2,914 yards and 39 touchdowns with six interceptions. He rushed for 943 yards and 14 touchdowns on 140 carries. As a freshman, Watson recorded 1,759 yards passing and 17 touchdowns throughout the entire 10-game regular season and added 485 yards rushing and four scores.
Watson gained a great feel for the Tigers’ program this fall when he was a guest at five of the Tigers’ home games in 2011. He took an unofficial visit to Clemson for Elite Junior Day in Jan. 2012.