Watson Considering Official to UNC

The excitement now surrounding the North Carolina football program, with the hiring of Butch Davis, has caused an old name to resurface onto the Tar Heels' radar.

Lansford Watson, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound wide receiver from Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln who committed to Maryland over UNC in August, is considering taking an official visit to North Carolina.

"We don't know yet [if I will take an official visit to UNC]," said Watson. "Truthfully, I don't really know, because I'm only going to [visit] if my boy [Dave] Brock is there, because Brock is my homeboy."

Watson said he has kept in constant contact with Brock, his primary recruiter at UNC, which has further built upon an already solid relationship.

"He's a New York guy, I know he's going to look out for his own kind," said Watson. "It's like you have the Florida kids looking out for the Florida kids. Brock is going to want to see his own kind do well."

Watson should know sometime shortly after the holidays if he will schedule the trip.

"If [Brock] stays on, I'm going to have to talk to Maryland about visiting – I don't want to do my team wrong," said Watson. "I'm going to think it over on vacation and I get out of school for the All-American Game, so probably around then [I'll know what's going on]."

If Davis retains Brock, Watson said he is looking at January 19th for his official visit to Chapel Hill.

Watson hasn't completely ironed out the details regarding his official visit to Maryland, but said January 12th is the likely date. He said he won't officially visit any other school beyond Maryland and UNC.

A broken foot ended Watson's senior season prematurely. In just four games, he caught 12 passes for 405 yards and a touchdown.

Watson will be 100-percent for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will be nationally televised live Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

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