When he comes to the top of the hill this Saturday, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson says he will cherish the moment because it could be the last time he runs down the hill and into Death Valley.
Then again, it might not be.
Though he was honored on Senior Day two weeks ago, along with fellow juniors Mike Williams, Wayne Gallman and Artavis Scott, Watson said on Monday he has not made up his mind when it comes to his professional career.
“It’s up in the air. I just pray about it,” the junior said as the Tigers get set to host arch rival South Carolina. “We will figure that out later on after the rest of the season.”
Through Clemson spokesman Tim Bourret, Watson said later he will officially announce whether he is turning professional or staying at Clemson for his senior year when the season is complete.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney announced the week of the Pitt game that Watson, Williams, Scott and Gallman plan on turning pro at season’s end, which they indicated to him turning the summer. However, all four of them can still change their minds and return to Clemson if they want to.
“I will be sure to save a scholarship for him. I will hold one back just in case,” Swinney said jokingly on his Sunday teleconference.