Chad Simmons

FSU commit, Ga. DB Watson “surprised” by Michigan offer

Florida State commit, Loganville (Ga.) Grayson 2019 safety Kenyatta Watson talks about his latest offer from the Wolverines, his connection to Michigan and more

One of the most fertile recruiting hotbeds in the country belongs to the state of Georgia. It is no secret to many programs all over the country, especially the Wolverines. The Maize and Blue have found recent success in the Peach State and have targeted several more potential prospects, including from the powerhouse. Grayson High School football program. Michigan offered a trio of standout junior prospects from Grayson on Tuesday morning, which includes Florida State commit, 2019 safety Kenyatta Watson.

While his latest offer from the Maize and Blue was one he hoped to land, it still came very much as a shock to him.

“I had called the coach after weight training and we were talking for a while,” Watson told The Michigan Insider. “He told me how much they liked my size and ability to press man. My reaction to the offer was surprised. I really wasn’t expecting an offer anytime soon. I’m just glad that it came. It was one of the offers that I wanted and I’ve wanted to go up there too.”

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Watson plans to begin learning more about the school, but already has heard many positive things about Michigan's headman from fellow Georgia native and Wolverine commit, 2018 cornerback Myles Sims. 

“I know that they have a great program running up there,” said Watson. “I haven’t been up there, so I don’t know too much other than how Jim Harbaugh is with the team. I think he’s a great coach and person from the things I’ve heard about him from Spider, the senior corner committed there. I’m tight with (Myles). We train together at the same place and he talks about Harbaugh.”

Will Watson possibly look into making the trip out to Ann Arbor in the future?

“I do think I will visit Michigan, but I don’t know when, but I will,” said Watson.

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