Adam Watson "Locked and Loaded"

Lobos find a special teams maven. Something they have been looking for a few years now.

When Coach Mike Locksley was initially hired by UNM, the "Coach Locks Plan" emphasized special teams. "Our special teams will be special" is the phase he used to describe how his players will see being placed on special-teams duty, so its only natural Coach Locksley would recruit players he felt could make a different in this particular area. So it is with great anticipation we hear from Spring TX Adam Watson.


Adam Watson plays 7 on 7 this past summer


TRM: So who initially contacted you from UNM?

AW: Coach ( Troy ) Reffett was actually recruited me before he left. I guess he gave my tape to the current staff and they liked what they saw. One of the offensive coaches came down to my school and we spent two hours just talking, which I enjoyed.  Coach Locksley and the WR coach came for an in home last week, which went really well. I felt comfortable with them, so I committed.

(**editor's note** Remember Coach Locks' Plan about it is all about personal contact.)

TRM: Was playing time discussed?

AW: Yeah, they told me I would have a chance to play as a freshman.

 TRM: So, what are your strengths on the field?

AW: I am a great Kick/Punt Returner and I am explosive receiver in the slot.

Obviously Lobo fans should get very excited to hear about Watson's kick return prowess as the kick return game has been something lacking at UNM.

  TRM: What other schools were recruiting you? Offers and Visits?

  AW:  Northwestern, and Purdue, were recruiting me.   Montana St, Portland St, Western and Central Michigan, Lamar, and Sam Houston State offered me. I am making a visit to UNM on the 23rd and I am excited to get up there and see everything.

  TRM: Finally, is there anything you want to say to theredmenace.com readers?

  AW: Tell everyone I am coming to be a ball player.

Here are some of Adam's numbers this season

33 catches for 605 yards 7TD's, 5 punt returns for 64 yards, 6 kick returns for 201 yards.



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