Brad Watson talks decision

Saying Wake Forest is having a big week in football recruiting would be a big understatement. The staff secured their fifth commitment of the week when Brad Watson gave his verbal pledge to become a Demon Deacon after he finishes at Westwood High School in Round Rock, Texas.

"It was yesterday when I called Coach Jackson, the outside linebackers coach, and committed," said Brad Watson. "I loved my visit. I really enjoyed it there and felt it was a great place to continue my football career."

Watson, 6-foot-1, 175-pounds, was on campus last weekend with his family. He said he knew a little bit about the program before the visit via relatives in North Carolina.

"I've seen Wake Forest play on TV a lot," Watson said. "I have family in Durham, and they provided me with vital information I wanted to know about the school. Going to school there will give me a chance to see them more often. I also thought it was a great environment and liked the size of the school."

The weekend trip also provided Watson a chance to meet the Wake Forest coaching staff. He said it was about a month ago when he received his first offer from Coach Jackson.

"They offered me at cornerback," he said. "They liked my size, aggressiveness, and ball skills."

In his second year as a starter for the Westwood Warriors Watson delivered a strong performance and helped his team to a 10-2 record in Texas 5A Region II District 16.

"I felt like I'm improving my speed, foot work, and a lot on my cover skills," Watson stated. "Last year I had four interceptions and 65 tackles and made All-District."

Although Wake Forest was Watson's only offer prior to committing, he reports strong interest from both SMU and Tulsa. He ran track in the spring and recorded a 23-flat in the 200 meter dash, his best event. He wears No. 25 for the Warriors in football.

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