Clemson has made a name for itself when it comes to developing wide receiver talent.
One name to keep an eye on at the receiver position in the recruiting class of 2024 is Central Catholic (OH) star Jaylen Watson.
Watson is currently ranked as three-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite Ranking, coming in as the No. 971 overall prospect and No. 127 wide receiver in the class of 2024.
His offer list is up to 12, with a number of Power Five schools currently vying for his abilities.
“Every offer is truly a big blessing,” he said. “To have a program believe in you and your talents is, I think, why you play this game to get to that next level in your life.”
The 5-foot-11, 165-pound speedster has been in constant contact with Clemson wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Tyler Grisham.
“(Grisham) wants me to come down to check out everything and he said he will be keeping up with me during my senior year,” Watson said. “He also said Clemson doesn’t recruit everybody or offer a lot of kids. They know who they want and go after the right guys who fit their program. He loves my mindset and how I carry myself from what he can see.”
Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota and West Virginia are the only Power Five offers that Watson lists at this point, but he claims an offer from the Tigers would be a gamechanger.
“It would mean the world to have that opportunity,” Watson said. “Kids dream of playing for Clemson. The program Coach Swinney has built is top tier. It would be at the top of my list for sure. How could it not be, a chance to get a great education and coached by some of the best coaches in college football. That’s a win to me.”
Watson has yet to make it down to Clemson for a visit, but plans on making a trip to the Palmetto State sometime during the spring. He also plans to participate in the program’s football camp in June.
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