Three-star guard Jordan Watson committed to Kentucky today after considering nine offers and two other finalists.
Watson cast his lot with the Wildcats because of his great relationship with the coaches, the school itself and a former teammate.
"The atmosphere (at Kentucky) was great. The coaches were great to my mom, dad and me," said Watson. "It was an amazing place. I can't point to one thing that made me choose Kentucky. But it was an overwhelmingly great place. Coach Summers is so smart. He's such a great coach. Coach Martin and Coach Phillips have been great to me," he said.
"Me and Josh Clemons have been playing together since we were eight or nine years old. We have great chemistry. It was awesome blocking for him in high school. When Kentucky offered me in April he's been saying, ‘When are you coming up?' He's my biggest cheerleader," Watson continued.
Watson, 6-foot-4, 289-pounds, is a player who is a prototype offensive line prospect.
"I play very hard and very physical. Sometimes I'm nasty. I'm not a dirty player and I'm not cheap. I love being an imposing force. I feel like I'm a great run blocker and a good pass blocker. I try to be a leader and I try to get better," he continued.
The Wildcat staff will enjoy having Watson on board with the 2012 class and the Wildcat fans should enjoy him just as well.
"I want Kentucky fans to know that I had other options. I picked Kentucky because I want to be there. I want to play hard for them. I want to go out and win some games, so let's win some games," he finished.
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