When Deshaun Watson came to Clemson, the Tigers were a very good football program.
Clemson had won a recent ACC Championship, two BCS Bowls and were back in the top 10 as a program. However, the Tigers did not become great until Watson stepped on campus.
Watson instantly had Clemson and its fans believing they could compete for national championships again, like the program did back in the 1980s under Danny Ford. By his sophomore year, he got the Tigers to the national championship game and as a junior he helped the program win its first national championship in 35 years.