Did he, or didn't he?
He did, and now he wishes he hadn't.
The Deshaun Watson recruiting saga has apparently taken a circuitous route back to the status quo, via an impromptu visit to Auburn last week.
After rumors that Clemson's longstanding quarterback commitment had visited Auburn surfaced last week, Watson's high school coach, Bruce Miller, categorically denied that a visit had taken place in interviews with several recruiting websites.
The problem was, Miller didn't know.
Watson took the trip to Auburn with a Gainesville High ssistant coach not involved in handling his recruiting, who was traveling to Alabama for a family function. Watson visited Auburn Thursday night and left Friday morning.
He later denied he had been to Auburn.
“Deshaun told me he visited Auburn and that he did not know what he was thinking,” Miller told ESPN Tuesday evening. "Deshaun felt sorry about it and said he got talked into it at a weak moment because he had never seen it. He said he realized after he got there that he should not have made the visit. He said, 'I then started trying to figure out how I could cover it up.'
“Deshaun says he did not see anything that makes me question anything, and he is not changing his commitment. He talked to Dabo Swinney and Chad Morris today and everything is fine now. They told him No. 1 is that Deshaun’s word is his word and that he will need to earn back a little bit of their trust. When you mess up one time you have to circle back and do right again, which Deshaun will have no problem with.”