Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy defensive tackle Josh Watson took his first official visit of the season this past weekend. The 6-foot-3, 285-pounder made his way up north to Boston College.
"It was good," he said. "I liked it a lot.
"I got there on Friday and got a tour around the city. It's a busy city and I like that a lot. I got to meet my host, Ifeanyi Momah. He was real laid back like me. He was relaxed and real cool. He just told me how it was. He was straight with me and said if I like the city life then this is the place for me. He mentioned how it was pretty fun and the fans are good. It was a real packed game."
On Saturday, Watson headed over to the game against North Carolina.
"It was a big game and everybody thought it would be a blow out when Boston College was down 21-0," he said. "They kept inching back and the defense stepped up. They just couldn't get the offense going, if they did they probably would have beat them. It was nice to see the fans there too. They were yelling and screaming. When the camera went on, everybody was jumping around."
Watson took particular notice of the defensive line.
"They don't have a lot of defensive linemen," he said. "They actually told me that they are converting some offensive line players to defense because they need people. So I'll definitely keep that in mind."
Before heading out, Watson met up with the coaching staff.
"I talked to the defensive line coach and the head coach, they were really cool," he said. "I don't know what it is, but the defensive line coaches are a little crazier than other coaches. Boston College's coach was just like one of the guys. He was real cool.
"Coach Spaziani was cool too. He was telling us to come there and making sure we fit in there and like it."
The No. 34 prep school prospect plans to take his next visit on December 4th to Duke. As for a decision, he mentioned a decision will likely come on Christmas Day.
Still Watson doesn't have a fifth official set, is he considering one?
"I don't know," he said. "It's a possibility."
On Thursday, Watson wrapped up his season at Hargrave.
"Oh man it was a fun year," he said. "I came in thinking the military part would be the easiest and football would be the hardest, but of course military was the hardest and football the easiest. We never put on full gear except for games.
"It was a fun season and I made a lot of life long friends and the competition level was there. I'm glad I came.
"I think I improved. I only went one way this year so that helped my conditioning. I was stronger, faster and quicker. I was actually surprised how well I was doing. Everything was going so much faster for me."