Watson Talks U-M BBQ Visit

2014 CB commit Brandon Watson discusses his BBQ visit and his recruitment of a fellow '14 prospect.

U-M 2014 cornerback commit Brandon Watson came back to Ann Arbor for the first time since his strong camp performance in June. That performance led to his offer and later his commitment in the following days, and he was back on campus for Michigan's annual Barbecue at the Big House last weekend, as were most of Michigan's 2014 class, as they took the opportunity to get to know one another before they start their U-M careers next summer.

The BBQ serves a family and team gathering picnic setup by the Michigan football program, and was overall success, according to Watson.

"It was fun," said Watson, who stars for Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy. "I had a real good time with all the recruits and everything. I didn't get to talk to everybody but I met most of them. We all get along great."

During his visit Watson also put on his recruiting hat too, as he put his pitch towards Southfield (Mich.) 2014 defensive end Malik McDowell.

"I talked with him a little bit," Watson said. "Not really too much. But when I did, I talk to him and told how I felt about Michigan and everything else. But it comes down to his overall decision."

Since Watson committed in June, he said he has used his commitment to the Wolverines' as motivation heading into his senior season. But also noted, that while enjoys the fact that he will someday play for Michigan – he is still focused on the season before him.

"Yeah, it drives in more every day," Watson said on his commitment. "I really don't think about it as much because of the upcoming season, but it feels good."

In the meantime, Watson is gearing towards a huge senior season for Eastern Christian.

"I just focus on the basics with my technique and making plays," Watson said.

While he doesn't have a set date on when he will be in Ann Arbor next, Watson said he plans on attending the Sep. 21 Michigan at UConn game.


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