- Kipp Adams, Reporter, RecruitingNation
With today’s release of the ESPN 150, we thought to take a look at where the Georgia Bulldogs stand with their targets on the list.
1. QB Deshaun Watson (Gainesville, Ga./Gainesville)
6-foot-3, 196 pounds
ESPN 150 Rank: 13
Why they want him: Watson is the only quarterback with an offer from the Bulldogs, and deservedly so. He can beat teams with his arm or his legs, and is fundamentally sound in all aspects of the game. The most prolific high school passer ever in Georgia with one season left to play, Watson has already etched his name as one of the best prep quarterbacks in Peach State history. The University of Georgia would like him to do the same down the road in Athens.
Who else wants him: Clemson got a commitment from Watson on signing day 2011, but programs like Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State and Oregon are hoping he reconsiders the early pledge. He intends to take all five official visits, possibly to the aforementioned schools. An early enrollee, the battle for Watson could get very intense over the next few months.
Odds they get him: 20 percent