On the recruiting front, Watson committed to California back in the summer but always maintained his desire to take his official visits. He checked out Boise State and Utah and has two more trips lined up.
"I'm going to Cal (Jan. 17) and UCLA (Jan. 31)," Watson said. "I want to take all five if I can but I'm leaving that 5th one open right now. USC has gotten involved and I talked with Johnny Nansen and he told me they like me a lot and plan to start recruiting me.
"I'm still feeling Cal the most, they're recruiting me the hardest. I had a home visit with Coach Ingram already and it went really well. UCLA hasn't talked to me about coming over for a visit and I still haven't talked to the new RB coach Kennedy Polamalu yet so I know I need to do that."
Both Cal and UCLA are heavily involved with Oakley (Calif.) Freedom running back Joe Mixon and could be the teams to beat. Will that play a role in what Watson ultimately does?
"That won't play a role for me at all," Watson said. "I almost want to commit to the same school as him just to show I'm the better running back. I think my numbers speak for themselves and I'm not afraid to compete with anyone. I always run with a chip on my shoulder because I feel like I'm under-rated. I'm just going to enjoy this process, take my time and then make a final decision right around Signing Day."