For Clemson QB Deshaun Watson, all of this was destiny, apparently.

On Monday night, Watson will lead the Tigers into the College Football Playoff national championship game against Alabama. Three years ago, when he was a junior in high school, Watson tweeted about himself envisioning this very moment.

If Watson can predict the future, perhaps he can beat the Crimson Tide. But that will be no easy task. Nick Saban’s bunch hasn’t lost since a Week 3 hiccup against Ole Miss.

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Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, and Joe’s claim to fame since joining he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.

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