Watson Discusses WFU Commitment

The newest commitment of the Wake Forest basketball team, Rondale Watson, spoke with me and gave his impressions of the visit and why he committed to Wake Forest.

"It was really a very nice place and the guys were all good guys who made me feel at home," Watson said. Watson, who plays in West Virginia at Greenbrier High School, felt the small student population at Wake was a definite plus.

"Everybody was really friendly and the campus was like a small town like I come from," Watson said. "The facilities were really nice and all the people I met were down to earth type people."

Watson is not renowned as an elite player in recruiting circles which provides him with a challenge he is looking to overcome once he arrives on-campus at Wake Forest.

"My coach doesn't really believe in going to all the big events on the AAU circuit so I guess that is why not many people knew about me. I think we will have a good team at Greenbrier this year and we want to win a state title, which I think we can do," he said with obvious excitement to his voice.

His personal goal this coming season is just "to get better every game and help my team win." He wanted to tell all Wake fans that they will be pleasantly surprised by how good he is regardless of the lack of notoriety he has received. "I love the challenge of proving I belong and nobody should bet against me," he said.

Asked what he felt he did best and what he feels he needs to work on prior to getting to Wake Forest, he responded: "My shooting is really good and I want to improve my footwork and work on getting quicker as well."

In his recent visit, Watson had the opportunity to play with the team. "Man, they are all big and quick," he said when asked his biggest surprise while playing with the team. "I think they are going to be really good this year."

His shooting has greatly improved since his junior season ended, according to those who have followed him, since his junior year at Greenbrier. "My coach has really been working on my shot and I have worked constantly improving it in the gym," he said.

He thinks of himself as a combo guard who can play well at either the 1 or the 2. Watson has been playing those positions since he started playing basketball and said that he felt comfortable at either guard spot.

He knows that his freshman year at Wake he will have to earn his minutes "because Coach B did not promise me anything except the opportunity and that the amount of minutes I get will be determined by how bad I want them".

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