Watson lists Louisville among favorites

Louis Watson, a two-star cornerback from Mobile, Alabama, currently lists three favorites in his recruitment. Louisville is high atop the 5-foot-10, 165-pound corner's lists and he's in the process of setting an official visit with the Cardinals.

Louis Watson, a two-star cornerback from Mobile, Alabama, currently lists three favorites in his recruitment.

Watson, who holds offers from Purdue, Louisville, Colorado, Mississippi State, UAB, Marshall and Houston, is in the process of scheduling official visits with the Cardinals and Boilermakers.

Where do Louisville and Purdue stand with the 5-foot-10, 165 pound Watson? Are the Cardinals and Boilermakers in the lead for his services?

"You could say that," Watson said. "I really have a top three – Louisville, Purdue and Mississippi State."

"Louisville and Purdue coaches are calling me and trying to get official visits set up," Watson said. "Louisville wants me to come to one of the games that is convenient to me. Coach (Mike) Mallory said he'd call me back later this week and give me the information and stuff. I've taken a visit to Mississippi State, but I don't know about an official."

Why is Watson interested in Louisville?

"They're ranked," Watson said. "My coach told me some things about them that got me interested in them. They've stayed with me throughout the whole recruiting process and stayed in contact. They've been on me a while now, ever since spring practice back in May."

While Louisville has been recruiting Watson heavily for the past several months, Purdue has been involved even longer.

"They've been on me before Louisville," Watson said. "Coach Williams has been recruiting me before Louisville was."

How will Watson choose between his favorites?

"Just whatever school fits me best," Watson said. "If I go up for my visit and I feel it's a good fit that's the school I'll choose. But I don't have a time frame to make my decision."

Watson made 43 tackles and six interceptions last season as a junior. In his team's opening game this year, Watson, who plays wide receiver and cornerback, made one interception and two catches.

"I'm a smart corner with speed and I can break on the ball out of my back pedal," Watson said.


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