Watson Headed to Starkville

Louis Watson targeted this weekend as his decision date and the talented cornerback has delivered his verdict. Watson is headed to Mississippi State.

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"I have committed to Mississippi State," said Louis. "I decided yesterday afternoon. It is close to home. Playing away from home wasn't a big deal, but I am glad it worked out that way."

It appears the Bulldogs sealed the deal during a recent in home visit to the Watson household.

"I just didn't see any point in waiting any more," said Louis. "Coach Croom, Coach Washington and Coach Smith came to the house this week and the DB coach told me he they went up to 7th in defense. That really impressed me."

Now that Watson will be part of the Bulldog defensive unit he will get the chance to defense against some of his St. Paul's teammates that are heading to Alabama.

"It will be fun covering Destin (Hood) and trying to tackle Ivan (Matchett) and watching Mark (Barron) play defense over at Alabama," said Louis. "It's going to be interesting."

As it turns out, Mississippi State was the first school to offer Louis a college scholarship. The Bulldogs consistency throughout the recruiting process paid dividends in the end.

"Coach Pat Washington kept in touch me and he always told he how much the wanted me to come," said Louis. "They stayed with me all the way."

Coach Sylvester Croom and the Bulldogs both earned high marks for their success this season. For Louis, the turnaround season played an important role in his decision.

"It played a big part in things," said Watson. "I was really mpressed with how well they played. Mississippi State always has a good defense. I think if the offense steps up this year we have a chance to compete for the SEC title."

Now that the process has run it's course, Louis can relax and spend some time with his family preparing for college life.

"I feel like it's a big load of my shoulders. I am just waiting on signing day now," said Louis. "I called my dad and told him and he just said 'Go Bulldogs!' He was happy."

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