GIDEL: Tubby Recruiting Dual Sport Star?

Last year it was Tri-County (Ga.) TE/DL Charles Jackson and this year it appears another Georgia high school football star is headed for the same route. The Wildcats have offered this dual sport star a scholarship in football, but will he be picking the hardwood, instead of the gridiron?

Greenville (Ga.) wide receiver LaShun Watson, who is considered one of the best dual sport stars in the entire country, has decided to play basketball in college.

"I'm just not feelin' playing both sports in college," Watson said. "I'm just gonna play basketball."

Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and UAB have already pulled the trigger on a scholarship offer for basketball, he said, with a 'few more' that he couldn't remember.

"Auburn has been writing me a lot," Watson said, "Georgia, Florida, and Georgia State as well. I don't have any favorites or anything like that right now, but I'd say the ones that have offered are probably gonna get a visit."

Kentucky, which has continued to be his lone football scholarship for the 6-foot-5, 185 pound receiver, had been in contact with the sharp shooter since the beginning of the process. Recently, he says the Wildcats have since not been recruiting him as hard.

"They haven't been calling me or writing me or anything like that," Watson said. "I just hear from them about football, if I do hear from them. I'd definitely like to hear more from them about basketball, but now that I am probably just gonna play hoops, I'm not sure if they'd be as interested."

Watson plans on making a decision in the fall after hs takes his official visits. He averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds last season on the hardwood, while contributing 760 yards receiving on 40 catches, with 11 touchdowns. He was recently honored as an all-star in a recent camp for basketball.

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