Clemson recruiting commitments, targets prominent on AJC all-state teams

Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson named Class 5A player of the year after record-breaking season

Elbert County's Tyshon Dye runs the ball against North Oconee.

Elbert County's Tyshon Dye runs the ball against North Oconee.

Clemson's strong recruiting push into the Georgia is reflected by a large number of Tiger commitments and targets who have been named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's various all-state teams.

The group includes a pair of players who have been named 2012 players of the year in the classifications: quarterback Deshaun Watson of Gainesville, a 2014 Clemson commitment, was named Class AAAAA offensive player of the year. Heading into his senior season, Watson is already the leading passer in Georgia high school football history.

Defensive tackle Montravius Adams, one of the top players remaining on Clemson's 2013 recruiting board, was named Class A defensive player of the year. Rated as the nation's top defensive tackle prospect, Adams plays for Dooly County High.

Clemson 2013 running back commitments Wayne Gallman and Tyshon Dye were honorable mention choices. Gallman, who plays for Grayson High in Loganville, was named to the Class AAAAAA team, while Dye, who plays for Elbert County, was named to the Class AAA team.

Wide receiver commitment Demarcus Robinson was named to the Class AAA first team. He plans to enroll at Clemson next month.

Clemson 2013 defensive end targets Carl Lawson of Milton and Robert Nkemdiche of Grayson were named to the Class AAAAAA first team, while 2014 targets Demarre Kitt and Raekwon McMillan were named to the Class AAAA team.

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