Deshaun Watson limiting fall class time to focus on football

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of the top signal-callers in the nation and in the discussion to be one of the top picks in the 2017 NFL Draft if he forgoes his final year of eligibility.

Before he gets to that point in his career, however, Watson has to get through what could be his final season with the Clemson Tigers. He doesn’t want any distractions on his plate, which is why he is working on taking a smaller class load in the fall, according to senior writer Gil Brandt.

The less time Watson has to spend in the classroom and focusing on schoolwork, the better for the Tigers and his future in the NFL. It certainly could end up helping him drastically over the next few months.

During the 2015 season, Deshaun Watson threw for 4,109 yards and 35 touchdowns while rushing for 1,105 yards and 12 scores. He doesn’t really need the extra help, but it couldn’t hurt.

The Tigers open the season on Sept. 3 on the road against the Auburn Tigers.

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