"I went to spring practice and Coach Richt whispered into my ear that I was better off at offensive tackle. And coming from the head coach that means something," he said.
Watson said, however, that he wanted to play tight end at Georgia. "I wanted to catch the ball in the middle of the field and score touchdowns," Watson said.
"I was 245 my last high school game. But when Coach Garner put me on the scale at the G-Day game and I weighed 272. Now I am almost 280," he said. Watson maintained that his weight gain was not fat and that he has been working out solidly. That has been the reason for such a large gain of mass.
Watson is optimistic that the position change is going to be a good thing for him and the team. "For me to be able to go to Athens and play right now would mean a lot to me and my mother," he said.
Watson is become more powerful by the day; however says that he is not losing any quickness while gaining weight. "I am benching more than 400 right now but I am not losing any speed."
"I am on a strict plan right now. I get off of work and workout for 1 hour and a half and then play basketball for 3 hours. This was full court basketball. We'll be in that gym until 10:30. And everyday that I do not workout I am in the stadium doing stadiums and running laps."
Watson could be the biggest surprise of the 2003 class because of his position change and hard work since signing day. Watson explained to me that he will be working out with some former Dawgs in the coming weeks before he departs for Athens. "I will be working out with Verron Haynes and Jermaine Phillips this whole month," he said.
"I want people to know that I care," he said. Watson, humble yet eager, said, "wherever I am needed I will play. I just want to play I want to help Georgia as much as possible." He feels that his workouts with the two former Dawgs will get him the skill needed to contribute right away.