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Last week, I wrote about the GHSFDaily.com Player of the Year rankings in Georgia, which are used by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ...
Well, we have an update. And a new leader.
Last week, 2014 Clemson commit Deshaun Watson was No. 2 in the rankings. He's now No. 1.
Here's what was written: "1. QB Deshaun Watson, Gainesville: Watson was 31-of-39 passing for 427 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 145 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 64-13 victory over Harris County. On the season, Watson is 265-for-374 passing for 3,480 yards and 46 touchdowns and has rushed for 1,262 yards and 21 touchdowns. A junior, Watson has committed to Clemson."
Four-star RB Alvin Kamara is now in the No. 2 spot. "Kamara has rushed for 1,959 yards on 244 carries and scored 27 touchdowns for the only undefeated team in Class AAAAAA."
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You can find the complete rankings here: Montravius Adams made the list
I was hoping the 247 recruiting guys had come to their senses and rated Watson the #1 overall QB.
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Have you seen all the other guys out there?
He's good. But it's easy for people (not saying you, just people in general) to see recruiting through a keyhole. To see their guy and just assume because he's good, he HAS TO BE better than the others.
Well, there are lots of good QBs out there. Some that didn't throw 7 INTs over a 2-game stretch (or in their HS school career). Some that play better competition. Some that have better frames. Stronger arms. Etc.
We have the benefit of seeing film of every guy, and often seeing them all line up side by side at camps.
Again, rankings are not all about HS production. The largest single element is this: Longterm physical potential.
Deshaun is very good. That's why he's the No. 111 player in his entire class. That by the way, is higher than most have him.
In other words, we like him. We like him a lot.
But right now, as of today, we like a few others dual-threat QBs ahead of him.
That is subject to change.
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