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Kenyatta Watson Compared to Jalen Ramsey During FSU Visit

THE LATEST: Florida State recently had Kenyatta Watson on campus for a visit and Jimbo Fisher offered him. Watson is a 6-foot-2, 168 pound defensive back out of Loganville (Ga.) Grayson in the 2019 class.

The offer from the Seminoles put Watson at 14, but he has since added one from Maryland, so he sits 15. The offer from Jimbo Fisher was big to Watson, but another part of their conversation stood out just as much.

Fisher compared the sophomore to a former Seminole defensive back who was drafted in round 1 by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016. That would be Jalen Ramsey.

That made Watson feel good and he has high interest in Florida State.


IN HIS OWN WORDS: "I was in coach Fisher's office and we were sitting there talking when he compared to me to Jalen Ramsey," said Watson. "It meant a lot to me to hear that from him. It really tells me that my hard work is paying off and that he feels I can produce at a high level as a top school like Florida State.

"It really surprised me to hear that from coach Fisher. I have heard other people compare me to Jalen before, but never a head coach. Hearing it from coach Fisher who coached the player really means something.

"That part of the visit and the offer was really great. I have been there before for a game there before and I have been on a couple other unofficial visits, so I knew I liked it there.

"I really like the people there; they are just live, fun to be around and it is just a great environment. Florida State has been one of my favorite schools since I was a child, so they are pretty high on my list right now."

RIVALS REACTION: This offer and visit could not have gone better for Watson or Florida State. Watson feels comfortable in Tallahassee (Fla.), he really likes the environment there and the Seminoles have made a big impression on him. As of now, Watson does not plan to commit too soon, but I wouldn't rule out a decision before his junior year. As of now, Watson has a plan to commit in 2018, during his junior year, and if there was a favorite to land him, it would like be Florida State with Florida and Tennessee right behind them.