The Clemson Tigers are very high on quarterback Deshaun Watson heading into the 2015 season.
Watson showed quite a bit of talent during his freshman year last season, but injuries forced him to miss some time. However, despite the time off due to injury, Watson has been improving and studying the Clemson playbook; so much so that he is playing wise beyond his years.
According to a report from IndependentMail.com, Watson has been showing off a much improved game and a lot more maturity than he had last year.
“He’s one of those guys that he’s got that ‘it’ factor,” co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott said. “He’s passionate about it. He prepares with purpose. He does a lot of work outside the building on his own. So you see him doing things that you would expect a junior or senior to do and he’s only started a couple of games. So it’s impressive to watch him work.”
Those types of comments are exactly what gets fans excited about the upcoming season. Watson was considered to be a potential star when he originally committed to Clemson and he is well on his way to becoming just that before the injuries struck.
Last season, Watson threw for 1,466 yards, 14 touchdowns and just two interceptions. Watson also recorded 200 yards and five touchdowns on the season as well.
Clemson will need those types of numbers from him again, but they will need him to stay healthy and on the field in order to contend for an ACC title.
Now, we just have to see if he can live up to the hype.
Clemson opens the season on Sept. 5 against Wofford.