Aiken (N.C.) South Aiken weakside defensive end Dekoda Watson showed up at the Athens NIKE camp and put on a show and has since earned two offers. This past weekend he took an unofficial visit to one of the premier programs in the SEC.
"I haven't picked up any new offers lately or anything, but I have a lot of schools that are keeping an eye on me," Watson said. "This past weekend I went to the Georgia-Boise State game. I had a real good time at the game and I really liked the atmosphere. They really treated their recruits like royalty. I got a chance to talk to coach Fabris and all the others.
THe 6-foot-2, 206-pound Watson attended the Athens NIKE camp where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds, the shuttle in 4.25 seconds and posted a 35-inch vertical jump.
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"Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Auburn and Tennessee are my top five schools," Watson said. "I am looking to take my official visits before I make my final decision, I want to see how everything works out and see who all offers me."
While some schools are recruiting Watson as a defensive end, there are other schools that have something different in mind.
"Coach Fabris at Georgia told me that they wanted me as a linebacker," Watson said. "I really don't have a preference, I will play wherever I need to play to help the team. Some schools think I am too small to play defensive end and some think I can grow into one."
Watson is ranked as the No. 10 player in the state of South Carolina and is ranked as the No. 16 weakside defensive end in the country by Rivals.com.