Monday, November 22, 2010

Sammy Watkins Commits To Clemson

Sammy Watkins committed to Clemson today choosing the Tigers over a multitute of offer from around the country including Miami, Michigan, Florida and Florida State.  Watkins out of South Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers, FL is ranked as the #3 WR prospect and #25 overall prospect in the country by  Watkins has 37 receptions for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior to go with 46 catches for 1146 yards and 14 toudowns as a junior.

- Explosive athlete
- Blistering top-end speed
- Dynamic playmaker capable of scoring on any touch
- Quickness in and out of breaks

- Needs more polish as a WR
- Injury concerns after missing a few games in both his JR and SR season

Sammy Watkins in my opinion is the best wide receiver prospect that Clemson has signed since Roscoe Crosby back in 2001.  A solid comparison to Sammy Watkins is a cross between CJ Spiller and Jacoby Ford.  Watkins is extremely explosive and capable of breaking a big play for a touchdown with every touch similar to Spiller; however, Watkins doesn't posses quite the top-end speed as either Spiller or Ford.  In the 40 yard dash, Watkins has been timed in the upper 4.3 to low 4.4 range. Watkins is more explosive after the catch than Ford who mainly just relied on pure speed.  Physically, Watkins, is taller than both Spiller and Ford at 6'1", but will benefit from adding more bulk to his frame (190ish). 

Sammy Watkins adds another threat to an already loaded recruiting class at the skill position that features  Charone Peake (4-Star), Martavis Bryant (4-Star), Adam Humphries (3-Star) and Stanton Seckinger (2-Star) committed at WR to go with Mike Bellamy (5-Star) and Marlin Lane (4-Star) committed at RB.

Watkins will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January in San Antonio

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