MIAMI (AP) — Clemson freshman Sammy Watkins could line up in several different spots Wednesday night in the Orange Bowl. No matter where he goes, he’s sure to draw plenty of attention from West Virginia.
Watkins set a school record with 1,153 yards receiving this season and helped the Tigers earn their first major bowl berth in 30 years. He became only the third true freshman to be selected a first-team All-American, joining Herschel Walker and Adrian Peterson.
The 18-year-old Watkins finished the year with 12 scores, 77 receptions, 229 yards rushing and a kickoff return average of 26.3.
West Virginia defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel says Clemson does a great job of getting Watkins the ball in several different ways.
Source: Associated Press