Clemson Football: QB Ben Batson earns scholarship for 2018 season

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Kelly Bryant
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Kelly Bryant /

Clemson football quarterback Ben Batson was given a preferred walk-on spot for the 2018 season. Little did he know he’d be earning a scholarship.

Ben Batson signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Clemson University. Little did he know he’d be getting a scholarship for this coming season.

Batson signed as a preferred walk-on and seemed to be the fifth option at quarterback heading into the spring for Clemson football. He had been told that he could compete for a safety position.

After Hunter Johnson’s transfer, though, things changed for Batson.

He got a call from Dabo telling him that he’d be added on as a scholarship player.

How quickly things change…

Coming into 2018, Batson wouldn’t have been traveling with team or ever seeing the field. Now, he’s the fourth-string quarterback and there’s a great chance we see him on the field this season.

Don’t get it twisted, he’s not going to play major minutes, but I’m sure we could see him lead the Clemson football offense against a team like Furman or Georgia Southern early in the season in the fourth quarter.

Batson is by no means a slouch.

He was a great quarterback for Dorman, a very talented high school football program. As a senior, he 1,792 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 1,201 yards and another 14 touchdowns. I was really impressed with the film I saw and the little that I got to see him in person.

He could’ve gone and competed at many smaller programs around the nation, but decided he wanted to play for Clemson football.

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Batson’s dad is Tiger strength and conditioning coach Joey Batson and it’s clear that he will enjoy getting to play under his father and spend time with the program that he grew up in. It’s a great story and we wish Ben Batson the best as he begins his college career later this summer.