"I know a pretty good amount about Louisville," said Louis Watson, a standout cornerback at St. Paul‘s in Mobile, Ala.. "One of my previous coach's son, Tiger Jones, used to go there, so I know about Louisville."
However, it wasn't the coincidental connection that helped Steve Kragthorpe and his staff discover and quickly extend a scholarship offer to Watson.
"They were watching a team highlight video," Watson explained. "There was a play when the other team's running back broke free and I ran him down and stopped him from scoring. They said they wanted to offer me right after seeing that play."
"Louisville and Purdue are still recruiting me the hardest," Watson said. "I'm not really in a hurry to make my decision though. I want to wait and see what happens."
While the 5-foot-10, 165-pound Watson is in no rush to pick his next school, he has started to consider which schools that he'll make an official visit with.
"I haven't scheduled any yet, but I plan on taking a few," Watson said. "I know Louisville and Purdue. I'll probably visit those two first."
Watson totaled 43 tackles and 6 interceptions as a junior.