November 30, 2009
Three-star DT has his eye on three
The season is over for Sean Watson and his teammates at Panama City (Fla.) Rutherford. Watson, a three-star defensive tackle certainly made the most of his opportunities though. Over the course of his team's 6-4 season, Watson played all over both sides of the ball and is now ready to focus his attention on recruiting.
"I had 65 tackles and eight sacks," Watson said. "I played all over. I played defensive end, defensive tackle and offensive line. I've been doing it since tenth grade starting on both sides of the ball so I was pretty used to it."
With the season now in the rear view mirror, Watson will focus in on recruiting. He holds offers from East Carolina, Florida Atlantic and Florida International but there are three other schools that he is very high on.
"I'm probably going to end up going to South Florida, Louisiana Tech or Clemson," he said. "They're all waiting on the film so I'm just sending that film out. Pretty much South Florida was telling me that I'm the only defensive tackle that they're looking at and Louisiana Tech is saying that they really like me and I talked to their D-line coach."
Other programs have continued to show interest in Watson as well. He is hearing from Iowa State, Michigan State, Southern Miss and Toledo among others. He also has continued to stay in communication with Florida State. The only unofficial visit that Watson has made this fall was to the Florida State-Miami contest in Tallahassee.
In the near future, Watson may be adding some official visits to his schedule.
"I was supposed to take an official visit to East Carolina but they got their last commitment so they're full. FIU wants me to take one on the 16th of January and FAU, they want me to take another one in January."
Watson is staying interested in Florida International and Florida Atlantic, but touched on why he maintains an interest in three schools that have yet to offer.
"South Florida is one of my top colleges that I thought about going to. Louisiana Tech, I just talked to this coach that just started recruiting me last week and he says that I'll be competing at a position where they need me. Clemson seems like they have a great program and I'd like to see more of them."
Between official visits and recruiting duties, Watson will be spending the winter playing basketball where he plays center and power forward. Watson is rated as a three-star prospect and the number 33 defensive tackle in the nation.
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