UPDATE: Since this article posted, Watson has received an offer from UC-Davis.
Great news from the Wesco Conference where Josh Watson of Cascade (Everett, Wa.) picked up an offer from Fresno State University.
“It was amazing to receive my first offer,” Watson told Northwest Elite Index. “It really felt like a lot of pressure was lifted off my shoulders and just knowing that hard work does pay off and dreams can be made.”
The 6-foot-5, 285 pounder was attending a camp at the university when the offer was presented.
“After the camp the head coach [Tim DeRuyter] and the OL coach [Cameron Norcross] brought me and my mom into their offices,” Watson said. “They sat us down basically said you’re a good football player and we’re offering you a full ride scholarship.”
This is the first offer for Watson, and could be just the tip of the ice berg, as he is hearing from schools across the country, and is in the midst of hitting the camp circuit.
“UC Davis is talking to me,” Watson noted. “So is Boise State and University of Idaho, those are the ones that seem really interested, but I’m also talking to Holy Cross and Hawaii.
“I plan to attend the Boise State’s camp, the University of Idaho’s, try my luck at University of Washington, and attending the Rough Diamonds Showcase at Interlake.”
Watson is one of Washington’s top rated lineman, and is still considered to be under the radar. He is highly skilled on both sides of the ball, and was honored as an all-league member at each.
“Being first team all-league defensively was definitely an amazing award to earn,” Watson said. “It really showed how my hard work payed off, and next season I’m definitely gunning for that offensive award as well.
“My preference is the offensive line because I mainly train for it at camps and with Scott [Enyeart], but I also have a deep passion for defense as well. The thing is, I don’t necessarily care which side of the ball I play on, I’m happy to play either.”
We will keep you updated on Watson as more offers are likely to come in the eight months before he signs in February.