CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson's coaches felt like when they signed Sammy Watkins that they had a real gem, a guy who would make an immediate difference in the Tigers' offense.
Well, three games into the 2011 season, he might be the best freshman receiver in all of college football.
Auburn's defenders have been grabbing at air all afternoon any time Watkins gets the ball. And he's made them pay to the tune of nine catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns.
In three games, Watkins has 20 catches for 283 yards and four touchdowns, and it's scary how good he is when he gets in the open field.
And with the way Auburn's tackling right now (or more accurately, not tackling), something tells me Watkins wouldn't mind going against this defense every week.
Clemson now leads 38-24 with 11:48 to play in the game, meaning Auburn has given up 110 points in its first three games.
This one isn't over yet.