Duke Tracking 3 Star TE Prospect

With remaining slots in the 2009 Duke recruiting class at a premium, only a few high level players have retained the ability to call and commit on the spot. One of that number is also one of the top tight end prospects in the Southeast region.

"Right now I think it is safe to say that I am concentrating on Duke, Maryland, Vanderbilt, and NC State says Rock Hill (S.C.) tight end Asa Watson. "All have offered me and I'm looking to decide sometime after my season ends."

Rated as a three star prospect and the nation's #50 tight end prospect, Watson has seen his steadily rise over the last year as his role with Rock Hill has increased from primarily a blocking tight end as a junior to more of a wide receiver role in 2008. Needless to say it must be somewhat disheartening for your average high school cornerback to lineup against a 6-foot-3, 210 pound opponent with 4.6 forty speed.

"I worked this summer to get better as a pass catcher, and I'm playing with more confidence this year. It's been a lot of fun because as a team we're turning things around and are improving as well."

Having fun, playing with confidence, and seeing four schools ramping up their interest seems to be a good place to be, and Watson is looking forward to continuing the recruiting process once the season ends.

"I'll probably take some more visits, and I've already made trips to NC State and Duke. The Duke visit was very impressive - you can tell that they have things going in the right direction. I was there when they beat Virginia and it wasn't what you would have expected from a Duke team. My brother was there and the changes that have occurred under the new coaching staff are great. I felt very comfortable with the coaches and players there."

With a similar report from his trip to Raleigh, Watson admits that he's in no real rush to make a decision citing a desire to make some official visits.

"Right now there's no set date or timeframe [for a decision]. I am going to take officials to my top four so I can get a better feel for life as a student and as an athlete at each school."


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