Watson ready to sign with the Deacs

As the song lyrics go "The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas". Wake Forest found a big, bright star for their secondary in Brad Watson from Westwood High School in Round Rock, Texas. He talked with DeaconSports.com on his plans for the spring and preparing to join the Demon Deacons this summer.

"I've already taken my official visit to campus for the Boston College game in November," said Brad Watson. "I know both of the Texas guys, Joshua Okonye and Dezmond Wortham. On my official, I was hanging out with Lance Virgile. I talk with all of the other guys on Twitter. We have a pretty close-knit group. We all can't wait to be up there for good."

Watson has also bonded with the Demon Deacon coaches during his recruitment. He was excited to host several of them recently in his home.

"When Coach Jackson was here we talked about when I'd arrive on campus," he said. "The plan is to get there soon after the 4th of July for the second summer semester. I also had a great in-home visit with Coach Duffie, who will be my position coach. Next week, I'm going to have my third in-home visit with Coach Grobe. I'm looking forward to that one."

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound defensive back played both cornerback and safety at Westwood in the Austin area. His team, the Warriors, made it to the third round of the Texas 5A Division 1 playoffs, but were tripped up there by eventual state champion, Allen.

"I ended the season with three interceptions, seven pass breakups, and 55 tackles," Watson said. "This was my third season as a starter. The number on thing I improved upon was my pass defense. I have good height and good ball skills, and when the ball is in the air, I know I'm going to be the one who comes down with it. I can also play up and come in and make the tackle in run-support."

Watson said he's being recruited to play cornerback or safety at Wake Forest, or possible a little of both. Also known for his speed, he had a pick six, two receiving touchdowns, and ran a kickoff back for a touchdown. He's hoping his speed and versatility will help get him some early playing time in his freshman season.

"Of course I want to go in and compete right away," stated Watson. "My goal is to see the field next season."

After the winter break, Watson has started preparing for track season. He competes in the 200 meter dash and the long jump. On February 6th, National Signing Day, Westwood High School will have a ceremony honoring Watson and two of his teammates signing their letters of intent.

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