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#4 Deshaun Watson
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Gainesville, Ga.
High School: Gainesville HS
Experience: High School

 

Entered Clemson in January of 2014 and will compete for time at quarterback this spring.

Before Clemson: First-team Parade All-American and second-team USA Today All-American...established state of Georgia high school records for career total offense (17,134) and total touchdowns passing and rushing (218)...set the Georgia state records for career touchdown passes and total offense by the end of his junior year...highest ranked Clemson signee for 2014...rated as #16 best overall player in the nation by ESPN.com, 31st by Rivals.com, 41st by 247Sports.com and #84 by Scout.com...ranked as third best player in the nation by Tom Lemming prior to the 2013  season...the number-one dual-threat quarterback in the nation by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com, Scout.com lists him third...ranked as number-two overall player in state of Georgia by Rivals.com and number-four by 247Sports.com...named U.S. Army All-American...named to 2014 Under Armour All-American roster, but did not play in game due to injury he suffered in his final high school game...four-year starter at Gainesville High School...as a 14-year-old freshman led team to a 10-2 record with 2,088 yards passing and 17 touchdowns...also ran for 569 yards and five scores that year...as a sophomore had over 3,200 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing...as a junior gained 5,700 yards of total offense and accounted for 64 total touchdowns...threw for 4,024 yards and 50 scores...led Gainesville to its first state championship in over 100 years, a 49-13 win in state title game with 400 yards total offense and five touchdowns in just three quarters of work...that December 14 victory over Ware County took place in the Georgia Dome and was just 17 days prior to Clemson's Chick-fil-A Bowl win over LSU in the same facility...had 1,988 yards of total offense and 27 total touchdowns in five playoff games that year...threw for 4,431 yards and 57 touchdowns against just five interceptions as a senior...also rushed for 1,057 yards and 14 scores...finished his high school career with 13,077 passing yards and 155 touchdown passes...had 4,057 yards rushing and 63 touchdowns on the ground, giving him 218 total touchdowns over his four years...named State Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior...Gatorade Player of the Year in Georgia for 2013...named 5A Offensive Player of the Year in 2013...also played on Gainesville's basketball team in 2012-13...attended same high school as former Georgia Tech star quarterback Billy Lotheridge, who finished second in the Heisman Trophy race to Roger Staubach in 1963...recruited to Clemson by Chad Morris...also had offers from Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State...played for coach Bruce Miller in high school.

 

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