Sammy Watkins, Clemson, Justin Ross discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show


Nick save. In this phenomenon is one of the all time greats in some people's is the all time great, we get that. And there's nothing to dismiss or poo about the Alabama crimson tide. But when you look at clemson's program, I think the biggest thing is that a guy like Justin Ross left Alabama to comment play for your program. What do you think that says not just about you? But what's going on at Clemson? Because you've got a lot of kids out there that are looking at Clemson differently. Yeah. No doubt. I mean, we think we guys this this year this classroom. I think fourteen different states. So I mean, we've we've gone to Pennsylvania and got the top player in the state. We got the top receiver out of California this year Josephine God of the top receiver out of Florida. Frank lanston. I mean, we'd gone all over and but getting Justin Ross last year was was huge for us. I mean Trevor Lawrence last year out of Georgia number one player in the country. So, you know, we we we. Recruit guys that we think, you know, fit our culture, and and we're transparent because I won't go to know what they're getting into when they come in here. What the expect -tations on? It's just really cool to see young people that are just great great football players and how they recruit and all that. But yet they still they they walk family. They won't disciplined they won't structure, they want accountability. And and you know, that's not that doesn't mean that that's not a lot of other schools have the same things. But it's just really cool that our brand has grown to that point. And guys know what we're all about. And you know, for young man like him to to want to come and be a part of it. But he knows that we're explosive on offense. He knew that he would be able to come in here. And I have a chance to to grow and mature with Trevor lords along the way, and he came in here and got behind T Higgins, you know, he had he's the second freshman I've had to have a thousand yards the Sammy Watkins, and and he was a backup. You know? He backed up t- Higgins most of the year and. And then as the year went on we kinda had different packages where we got them both on the field at the same time. But he's an amazing talent. Those catches that you saw the night. You know, that's like just, you know, another day at practice for what we see around here. And he's a great kid with a tremendous work ethic. So much fun to coach. And man is they're going to be fun to to work with that guy for a couple more years does a couple more questions for the great one dabbles. We need a coach at a rainy defending national champion. Clemson Tigers right here with Steven. He has PIN radio ESPN news. I want to transition because I want to get your perspective not about these players, but about player accountability. And some of the things that young guys out there need to recognize if you're going to come and play collegiate sports you had a Dexter Lawrence. You had zag laying Brandon Galloway they got suspended because the national championship game because of some failed drug tests with some muscle growth supplements, or whatever the case may be but most of them have forget about those guys for a second. You are. A coach going into kids home talking to their parents, their family members, etc. Etc. Because of how things have changed from a societal perspective. Even from the business of the NC, double A, how individuals players programs, etc. Held accountable. What show message to kids that want to come and play collegiate sports that they really really need to know, and the grass if they're going to succeed at this level and keep their head above water is what are some of the minefields. You think they need to watch out for coach? First of all, there's no entitlement. You know, we we we live in this world now, especially with a lot of young people. They get armed with this entitlement. Whether comes from, you know, outside people in their life, or whatever or the recruiting process. You know, listen, there's no elevator to success. You know, you gotta take the steps period..

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