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Pac-12 still coming after Watson

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UCLA continues to recruit Cal commit Tre Watson and it sounds like the Bruins are not going to stop pursuing the Corona (Calif.) Centennial running back anytime soon.
The three-star prospect who has looked good at multiple events this summer said his relationship with UCLA assistant coach Steve Broussard is strong and that he's going to seriously consider the Bruins moving forward.
Watson is happy with his Cal pledge but UCLA is not giving up - and Watson is at least listening to the Bruins' pitch.
USC had also been coming after Watson, a 5-foot-10, 184-pound recruit, but he said the Trojans have been quiet recently.
"UCLA is very interested," Watson said. "Coach Broussard and I stay in contact every day. He checks up on me on Facebook so they're very interested. I haven't talked to USC since the camp so I'm just going to wait and see. I think my commitment affected their recruitment of me.
"Coach Broussard and I stay in contact a lot. He loves me and tells me every day how much he wants me so that's going to play an influence. I'm still staying open-minded about the recruiting process and I still want to weigh my options."
The Corona Centennial standout has been committed to the Golden Bears since late May. After his pledge, though, UCLA got involved with an offer and USC started showing more interest too after he went to its camp.
Cal has a lot to offer, though, so Watson said he's sticking with it but that he wants to keep options available as his recruitment goes on.
"Right now I'm committed to Cal," Watson said.
"I love the academics. The degree from there is what drew me in most. Football-wise, I'm trying to come in somewhere and take over and be a star. That's my goal and I feel like Cal is a good place for that."
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