Watson hopes to make his decision soon

Grossmont DL Ja'Rodd Watson (6-2, 275) had an outstanding season for the Griffins this year and has several D-1 offers to choose from. The talented and versatile defensive lineman can sign right now, but he'd like to see the schools recruiting him before he makes his decision...

Watson was an outstanding prep at La Jolla High School and had committed to sign with Colorado State, but he ended up qualifying late so he decided to cast his lot with the Griffins and he couldn't be happier about the way things work out.

"I qualified late so (Colorado State) had to move on at that point," Watson told JCFootball.com. "I loved it here and thought that I could get a lot of interest if I did well."

Watson showed his versatility and pass-rushing ability the past two seasons by playing both the right and left defensive end position.

"I played both as a freshman because we had a guy here already (Chad O'Donnell) that was pretty good so I worked in with him," Watson said. "This year I played mainly on the right side and I really enjoyed it a lot because I was so successful."

This season, the talented prospect showed outstanding pass-rushing skills, posting 52 tackles and 13 sacks while earning JC All-American honors.

Schools from across the country have offered Watson, but because of school and his schedule he's only been able to take two visits to two small schools.

"I visited Grambling on December 5th and Morgan State on December 19th," Watson said. "I was going to visit a school on December 12th, but I played in the All-American game.

"Right now, my biggest offers are probably from Illinois, Nevada, Central Florida and Colorado State and I'm getting some attention from Temple, Miami of Ohio, Arizona and Oregon State. I'd like to visit the ones that have offered, but I might not be able to and I might have to commit without visiting."

Watson has already finished his AA degree, graduating on December 17th, so he'd like to sign his letter-of-intent as soon as possible.

"I've been talking to some coaches and we've discussed visiting," Watson said. "I need to decide soon though so that I can sign and get going. I might take three visits in a week just to get it done, but I've already visited a few of the schools before so I might already have enough information already."

Wherever Watson ends up he'll have three years to play two seasons. We'll keep track of him as he gets closer to making a decision and we'll update news as it happens.

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