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About-face: Josh Watson will return to Clemson for senior season

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Last Wednesday, Dabo Swinney announced that Josh Watson would be foregoing his final season of eligibility and making himself available for the April NFL draft.

Five days later? Never mind.

In a posting made to his Facebook page Sunday, the defensive tackle revealed that he had undergone a change of heart and would be returning for his senior year. Watson said the decision came after further reflection and consultation with “important people in my life.”

“After some consideration and meaningful conversations with important people in my life, I will be returning for my senior season next year. I must thank all of the fans for their kind words upon hearing the news of my departure, but you guys are stuck with me another year lol!”

Watson has started three of the 11 games in which he’s played this season. In 2012, he had nine starts and was tops among Tiger defensive linemen with 54 tackles and 12 quarterback pressures.

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6 Responses to “About-face: Josh Watson will return to Clemson for senior season”
  1. classyjacklambert says: Nov 25, 2013 9:48 AM

    Makes sense, he definitely needs to develop more if he wants to be considered top tier talent in the draft. Glad he’s coming back.

  2. dhardy8207 says: Nov 25, 2013 10:10 AM

    I’m sure Dabbo is glad this young man is returning. Experience is always necessary to help shape young talent coming in…

  3. dhardy8207 says: Nov 25, 2013 10:11 AM

    **TYPO** “Dabo”…..

  4. Charles Olson says: Nov 25, 2013 10:28 AM

    Reblogged this on COS- Charles Olson Sports.

  5. thraiderskin says: Nov 25, 2013 3:34 PM

    Good for him… a decision like this isn’t easy.

  6. jimbo75025 says: Nov 25, 2013 5:13 PM

    “important people in my life”

    Code for the boosters giving the $100 handshakes. Sorry, somebody had to say it.

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