Coaching staff makes difference for Watson

Jabari Watson committed to Arizona last week. Read on to see what the difference maker was and more.

Although he is only 255 pounds right now, 2016 Arizona commit Jabari Watson has the look of a player that can eventually become one of Arizona’s best down linemen.

“They think I can play inside or out on the line and in that 3-3-5 they need a lot of guys that man a bunch of different spots and techniques,” Watson said.

“I have to continue to get bigger and put on more weight, but I know what my role will be there and I think that can be a big advantage for me.

“They definitely think I can take up space is their system, but they don’t think I am just limited to that. I can move around and depending on the personnel maybe make some plays elsewhere.”

The decision to commit was a no brainer for the 6-foot-2, 255-pound Fontana (Calif.) Summit defensive lineman.

“Arizona is the school that first jumped out at me," Watson said. "I had some other offers, but nothing really fit in geographically and scheme and program wise like Arizona did. I just felt after awhile that I knew where I wanted to go."

When it came to make a decision, Arizona's coaching staff was the difference.

“The coaching staff made me feel wanted and they basically addressed all my concerns," Watson said.

"I felt so comfortable with them and it was to the point where I really didn’t need to even take the visit or anything. I’m all about football and I can make the other stuff fit in.

"I’m not too worried about stuff like my major because I’ve always been interested in criminology and I’m sure they have a good program.”


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