Another day, another talented young defensive back for the Deacs. Number 43 on the Blogger So Dear countdown is sophomore Brad Watson out of Round Rock, Texas. Watson comes in at 6-0, 185 pounds.
Watson played in all 12 games last year, excelling on special teams and seeing spot playing time in the secondary. His best performance was a 5 tackle game on October 19th against Maryland, all coming on special teams.
In high school Watson led Westwood (HS) to the third round of the 5-A Division 1 playoffs. He was named to the Texas Class 5A Region Elite Team, as well as the Academic All-District team.
During his senior season, Watson tallied 55 tackles, three INTS, and seven pass breakups. He also chipped in two TD receptions as a senior, an INT returned for a TD, and a kickoff returned for a TD.
It is likely that Watson will continue to play primarily on special teams with the depth in the secondary, but like Latter, this is a critical year to put himself in a position to start in the future.