Cascade (Everett, Wa.) OL Josh Watson decided to end the recruiting process early and he tells Northwest Elite Index he couldn’t be happier about his decision to become a Washington State Cougar.
“Washington State have everything I needed,” Watson told NEI. “It is in the state, I’m still really close to my friends and family and it has good academics.
“The coaching staff is really awesome and it’s always been a dream of mine to play at the Pac 12 level.”
Watson chose the Cougars over offers from Boise State, Fresno State, UC Davis and Idaho and he was hearing quite a bit from Hawaii and Oregon State who hadn’t offered.
“Coach (Eric) Mele and coach (Clay) McGuire were extremely excited that I committed to Washington State. They seemed really pumped up.”
Watson, who currently measures in at 6’5, 255 pounds, has taken part in camps at Fresno State, Boise State and he attending Washington’s Rising Stars camp last weekend and he will end his summer camp plans with a workout at the Rough Diamonds camp held at Interlake High School in Bellevue on Sunday.
With his size and athleticism, Watson is a player who could play almost anywhere along the offensive line. Currently, he projects outside at tackle once he sets foot in Pullman, but with his gritty style, he could easily move inside and play guard in college.