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Monday, May 20, 2013
Can Clemson's top recruit withstand lure of SEC?

By Heather Dinich

Deshaun Watson, ESPN's No. 1-rated dual-threat quarterback prospect in the Class of 2014, is committed to Clemson. He has been for about two years.

The question is whether or not he will continue to be.

And so continues the recruiting ritual, where a commitment means about as much as a second date. The SEC will continue to recruit Watson, who lives in Georgia, and Mitch Sherman of ESPN RecruitingNation went to Gainesville, Ga., to document just how firm this pledge of loyalty is right now.

So far, so good.

"I'm committed to the whole university," Watson told Sherman. "It's where I want to be."

It's also a long way until signing day.