By Keith McGonigle.
Clemson’s receiving core, which has been a weak spot for the Tigers this year, may become the Tiger’s biggest strength next year. With many young up and coming receivers already on the roster and highly rated receivers Charone Peake, Martavias Bryant, and Adam Humphries verbally committed the future looks very bright for the Tigers. There is still one receiver that coach Swinney hopes to land, Fort Myers standout Sammy Watkins.
The highly rated prospect says Clemson is still one of the schools he is considering.
“I’m looking at Clemson, Miami, Tennessee, Alabama, Michigan, USC, and Florida. There is no leader they are all the same,” said Watkins.
How is recruiting going?
“It’s alright; I haven’t really been talking to many coaches, I have been focused on football and school,” replied Watkins.
The 6’2” speedster (4.28 in the 40) has visited Clemson twice (he has not watched a gam) and liked what he saw.
“Nice town good school and good academics.” What makes Clemson different? “I just liked the coaches and players and the surrounding town,” said Watkins.
Sammy’s biggest factor when choosing a school?
“The most important thing is academics and all the schools I am looking at are pretty good academic wise. The other things that are important, is being able to play as a freshman, the town, the people and the coaches. I think I have a good chance to play as a freshman at all the schools I am looking at right now.”
Sammy says that he is not sure when he will be making his decision but is considering announcing it at the Army All-American game. He is going to talk everything over with his parents before deciding a school.
Sammy is dominating in his senior year, “900 yards receiving, 40 catches and 14 touchdown.” Sammy’s high school team is 10-0 and will be the number one seed heading into the playoffs after their bye this weekend.
The Florida native plans on visiting the University of Florida this weekend to see the Gators take on the Gamecocks.