Schools track Nate Watson
It would be a giant understatement to say that things have gotten a bit better and more heated in the recruitment of Nate Watson. The 6-foot-9 center, who laces his shoes up for the DC Premier crew on the Under Armour circuit, has gone from a local, regional-type of recruit, and has seen his stock explode onto the national platform.
Through his two weekends of play within the UAA this spring, Watson has been the model of efficiency. Averaging over 16 points per game while making over 64-percent of his shots from the field, the Bishop O’Connell junior is one of the lone prospects out of the DMV area that can have his team’s offense be run through him on the low block. Toss in nearly seven rebounds and two blocks per contest and Watson’s numbers give good insight as to why programs have begun tracking him, regardless of their physical mileage from him.
Since the first evaluation period in the middle of the month, Watson has picked up offers from Wake Forest, Miami, NC State, Marquette, Florida State, and Kansas, to go along with ones that he already had in his pocket from the likes of Virginia Tech, Clemson, Providence, and Georgetown. “It just feels great that all of these big time schools are finally seeing how good of a player I am,” the DC Premier center stated about the recent uptick in his recruitment.
“Virginia Tech, Providence, Clemson, and Maryland,” Watson noted, are the four programs that have done the most work with him up until this point. “Maryland and Providence went to see my mom last week and everybody else has been at my workouts.”
While Watson plans on taking a few unofficial visits in the coming weeks before making his official visits in the fall prior to the early signing period, the O’Connell producer does have an idea of what he is looking for in a future home. “A place where I can have a nice relationship with the coach,” the 6-foot-9 junior stated. “I also want a place where the education is great and a nice atmosphere where the fans are crazy at home games.”
After his most recent offer coming out of the Kansas Jayhawks program, expect for more programs nationwide to jump on board with the productive and efficient low-post presence moving forward.