Chad Simmons

2019 FSU Pledge Kenyatta Watson picks up Florida offer; might try to visit this summer

Kenyatta Watson's stock continues to rise this spring, with Florida the latest program to offer the Florida State pledge from Loganville (Ga.) Grayson High School. Watson discusses his offer from the Gators.

Florida has focused plenty of efforts this spring of recruiting the state of Georgia. The Peach State is one of the most fertile recruiting hotbeds in the country. On Tuesday the Gators were in the state and extended several scholarship offers including three to prospects at Grayson High School, a powerhouse program. One of those offers went to 2019 safety Kenyatta Watson.  

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The top playmaker from Loganville, Ga. is currently committed to Florida State and has received a plethora of offers already including from Michigan, Tennessee, LSU and Nebraska. Watson admitted he did not expect the offer from the Gators on Tuesday morning. 

"No I wasn't expecting it but it's a big offer to me," he said.  "They are one of the schools considered DBU and had some good draft picks in the recent years." 

The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder was offered by UF defensive backs coach, Corey Bell.  Although Bell and Watson have only started talking, Watson is already impressed by the Florida coach. 

"My impression was that he [Bell] was really cool," he said. "He is new to the staff, I know that, but he seemed like he liked where he was at and he is looking for big long DB's. 

"His message he was giving about Florida was that they want fast and physical DBs that are long-somewhat like myself," he added.  

The Gators might be one of his newest offer, however, the program is already making moves on his list.

"As of now I don't really have a specific list but they are up there." 

Watson currently has not firmed up any trips, however, he has not discounted a trip to Gainesville this summer. 

"During the summer I might be down for a camp or another visit." 


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