A 6-5, 205-pound receiver for Beaver Falls, Royce Watson was one of the top receivers at the Pitt prospect camp this summer. Watson was also one of the top receivers at last year's camp as a sophomore. Through the coaching change Watson has continued to receive interest from the Panthers.
Coming into this year's camp, Watson got a feel for Pitt's new offense—which he feels is even more friendly towards the receivers.
"Yeah, I get a letter from Pitt almost every week," Watson said. "They follow up on it too. As a receiver, I think this is an offense I'd like. I'd have a lot of fun in that offense, I'll have fun playing in that type of offense."
He admits that he doesn't have one favorite college football team that he follows. There is something exciting about having a chance to play for the hometown team.
"It's close, I just drove in to Pittsburgh today for a basketball game," Watson said. "I wouldn't mind staying at home. Whatever school gives me the best offer, that's where I'm going."
Aside from participating in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club high school league, Watson still has some other camps he'd like to get to. There's also the constant flow of mail he's received from other schools.
"I think next month, some time, I'm going down for a camp in Maryland or Tennessee," Watson said. "I also heard from a couple other schools; Toledo, Marshall, UConn, Syracuse, West Virginia and Temple. The only camps I went to so far, though, were just Toledo and Pitt."