Georgia fan digs up Deshaun Watson tweet about UGA not recruiting him

Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Any great athlete — regardless of sport — will look for any and all motivation to fuel the proverbial fire.

Deshaun Watson just helped win Clemson their second National Championship in program history. He was named the MVP in the contest, has been a Heisman Trophy finalist in two-straight years, and likely will be a high draft pick in this April’s NFL Draft.

With all of that said, the Georgia native was apparently told he wasn’t good enough to play for the in-state flagship program. The Bulldogs instead signed prospects Jacob Park and Brice Ramsey. Park ultimately transferred to Iowa State, and Ramsey essentially has become a backup punter as opposed to a signal-caller.

Watson hails from Gainesville, Ga. The sleepy town is about an hour’s drive from Athens. It wasn’t as if the signal-caller was an unknown prospect. He was a 4-star athlete — with offers from many big-time programs from all across the country.

Mike Bobo is the current head coach at Colorado State. At the time, he was the offensive coordinator at Georgia under now Miami head coach Mark Richt. Instead of prioritizing Watson, the Bulldogs’ staff let him ultimately sign with Clemson. The Tigers’ star running back Wayne Gallman also hails from the Peach State.

Unfortunately for the fan base in Athens, the rest is history.

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  • Thank you MR Watson for that tweet. Mark Richt waited until he got to ga to put a label on high school qbs in order for them to fit into his so-call pro style offense.

    In my opinion it was a huge mistake to fire Jim Donnan because the man like mobile qbs as much as Vince Dooley like them. DJ Shockley might have been a 3 or 4 year starter, Cam Newton, Nick Marshall and Deshaun Watson more than likely would have played qb at uga. That’s at least 3 national championships for the dawgs.

    With the poor performance by Jim Chaney’s subpar offense, it may have hurt our chances of landing one of those elite 5 star qbs(Emory Jones/Trevor Lawrence) that’s like missing out on HW and can hurt a program for a very long time. Hopefully it’s not too late to turn one of those amazing athletes.