Watson ready to enroll

Hargrave Military Academy defensive lineman Josh Watson won't sign his letter-of-intent until signing day in February, but he's all squared and ready to enroll in school when classes start on Jan. 6.

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"I've got to be there by the fifth," he told CUTigers recently.

"I'm going to sign up for classes when I get there. We already took care of all the paperwork. All I have to do is show up."

The Scout.com four-star rated prospect said his official visit on the weekend of Dec. 12 just "felt right."

"The guys on the football team, the traditions, I just had to go there," Watson said.

When he was on campus, Dwayne Allen served as Watson's host. That weekend, Watson got to know several future teammates.

"Jarvis Jenkins, Tajh Boyd--those were the ones I was with the most of the time. I said, ‘what's up?' to a lot of the other guys," he said.

Rooted in Delaware, Watson's talked to future teammate Gifford Timothy, another 2010 Clemson commit from ‘The First State'.

"I've talked to him on Facebook about (playing together)," Watson said. "I've never met him before, but I'd heard about him. I've never played against him."

He'll use Facebook to keep up with plenty of the guys he got to know at Hargrave. Watson also spoke about what happened with former Hargrave teammate Laurence Gibson when the two were on official. It was originally reported that Gibson committed as an offensive tackle to Clemson for 2010.

"That was a misunderstanding, he didn't mean to commit…he didn't commit, but the coaches thought he did," he said.

Gibson has since committed to Virginia Tech, where he will play offensive line. The former Hargrave products could cross paths one day in the trenches of the gridiron.

Watson enrolled at Hargrave Military Academy this fall hoping to pick some Division I offers after playing on a winless team in high school. He finished high school fully qualified with a pair of Division II offers. He selected Clemson over Boston College, Duke and North Carolina.

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