On Wednesday, the Wake Forest football program added another player to its 2016 recruiting class. That addition came in the form of Tyler Watson, who is a 6'5", 265 pound offensive lineman out of Milton High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. This is the same high school that produced current Wake Forest offensive lineman, Josh Harris. He is a consensus 3-star recruit, and the second offensive line commit in Wake's 2016 class.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I'm officially committing to Wake Forest! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/godeacs?src=hash">#godeacs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wakening?src=hash">#wakening</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/deacs16?src=hash">#deacs16</a></p>— Tyler Watson (@Tylerwatson0901) <a href="https://twitter.com/Tylerwatson0901/status/641581826516107264">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Watson recently made the transition from defensive line to offensive line. Due to this transition, and his current weight at 265 pounds, it's highly expected that Watson will redshirt next fall. This will give him a year where he can primarily focus on improving his strength and conditioning at the school. This is fine for a Wake Forest offensive line which is expected to start at least 3 redshirt freshmen on the offensive line later in the season. Wake is also expected to redshirt three more offensive linemen this season.
Watson's projected redshirt is a microcosm of what Clawson and his staff are building at Wake Forest. Starting with the 2016 class, linemen should be able to be redshirted, because Wake will already have enough depth at those positions when those players arrive on campus.
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