Clemson DT Carlos Watkins to return for senior season

The Clemson Tigers have been losing a ton of talent to the NFL for the 2016 season and they are just hoping to hold on to something for the future. It looks like they will get at least one key piece back for the future.

On Saturday, defensive tackle Carlos Watkins announced that he would return to the school for this senior season. This must make head coach Dabo Swinney feel much better for the 2016 campaign.

Clemson DL Carlos Watkins tells ESPN he will return to school for his senior season

— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 15, 2016

“Getting my degree is very important to me and I also feel as if I can improve on the field as well,” Watkins told ESPN‘s Joe Schad.

This a big deal for the Tigers, who already lost starting defensive ends Kevin Dodd and Shaq Lawson to the NFL. Watkins recorded 67 tackles and 3.5 sacks during the 2015 season and also scored a touchdown on a 15-yard interception.which was good enough to earn him All-ACC honors.

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