Kyron Watson talks Michigan at NFTC Chicago

East St. Louis Senior (Ill.) High 2014 linebacker, Kyron Watson, talks about his NFTC performance, his thoughts on the Wolverines, his upcoming visit to Ann Arbor, his decision timeline and more.***Please Watch Video Interview W/highlights***

ADDISON, Ill.--East St. Louis Senior (Ill.) High 2014 linebacker, Kyron Watson, made his way to the Nike Football Training Camp in Chicago Sunday.

At 6-foot-1, 210-pounds, Watson used his physical playing style throughout the day and came away satisfied with his performance.

"I think I did pretty good, as in the physical aspect, as in anything good," Watson told GoBlueWolverine. "I did better in one-on-ones then I thought I was going to do. I played fast. I really dominated the pass rush. I think I am really good physically wise. I just need to build my speed better."

While Watson was able to use his physical build in pass rush situations, he had an up and down day in pass coverage. He said in order to get better in pass coverage, he will need to work on his speed this off season.

"Yeah, that's pretty much what I got to do," Watson said on improving his speed. "I got the physical aspect thing down already. I'm trying to get a little faster, then build my (physical play) to be a dominate player."

Watson, is a three-star prospect and No. 32 OLB in the latest Scout.com player rankings. He has notable offers from Michigan, Kansas, Cincinnati, Missouri and TCU, to name a few. But the Wolverines and Jayhawks are his two front runners, he said. He had nothing but positive things to say about his recruitment with the Maize and Blue, so far.

"Well, I know Michigan is a big program," Watson explained. "They just produce good players' and good linebackers and good student athletes. So, I know if I go to Michigan, I got good coaches around who are going to support me …So when I make my visit up there, that's when I will really decide how I feel about Michigan at the point."

Watson said he plans on making his visit to Ann Arbor at the end of May.

"Basically, I want to see if the coaches relate to me and build me as one to come into the family as a team," Watson said. "And if when I come to join the family. I know they got good 2014 already setup already, where they got a lot of commits. I just want to become part of the family wherever school I go to. Just make feel at home--away from home."

The Wolverines had a strong contingency at the NFTC, with commits Drake Harris and Maurice Ways in attendance. Watson said Harris was already putting his recruiting pitch to get him to join him in the 2014 class.

"Yeah, he talked to me," Watson said on his conversation with Harris. "He said, ‘man, go ahead and commit man.' He said, ‘that's where it's at, man. We going to be the best class in the NCAA , man.'"

Is the thought of playing with one of the top classes in the NCAA intriguing to Watson?

"Yeah, it's really intriguing," Watson said. "They got a mindset on how they want to do things. They just want to build a strong program. They want their class to be very good. They just want everything to be right.'"

In the meantime, Watson says he still has strong bond with Kansas.

"Kansas, I am really close with the recruiter, coach Reggie Mitchell," Watson explained. "I got a lot of trust in him. He have been talking to me and making me have a lot of trust in him. I know if I go to Kansas, he will take care of me. So that is a pretty big reason why Kansas is involved in my recruitment."

As far as a decision timeline, Watson says he will be making his final decision after his visit to Ann Arbor in late May.

"My decision, I will make my decision at the end of May when I visit Michigan. So I can really know if Michigan (is a possibility.) I already visited Kansas. So, If Michigan is the place, I'll know."

For the full interview plus highlights—please click on the video below.


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