football

SoCal athlete gets job done

Greg Watson (5-11, 190, 4.5) from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., plays quarterback on the high school level and he's a very good one, but he is currently getting recruiting attention as an athlete.
Watson is an outstanding leader and is one of the main reasons his team ended up winning its Section CIF Championship.
The talented athlete earned League Player of the Year, Area Player of the Year, CIF Player of the Year and all-state after passing for 2,506 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also added 859 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground. His total offense yards of 3,365 yards was the second most in the state.
Besides playing quarterback, Watson will be adding free safety to his list of duties this fall.
On the recruiting trail, Watson is getting serious recruiting attention from Oregon, UCLA, Washington and UNLV.
Watson recently took in junior days at UCLA and UNLV.
"UCLA's junior was beautiful," Watson said. "The campus was great, the people there showed us love even though we were just junior visiting."
"The coaches were very interested in us and talked to all the players there," Watson said. "Not only did the coaches want us to learn about UCLA, but they wanted to learn about us."
"I also liked UNLV's junior day," Watson said. "I didn't expect the campus to be as nice as it was."
"All of the coaches there talked to each player even if the player wasn't from their recruiting area or coaches their position," Watson said. "They wanted to get familiar with each player."
What is Watson looking for in a college?
"I will be looking at the graduation rate of the players," Watson said. "The coaching staff will be very important and not just their record, but if the players graduate.
"I'm looking for a school with a strong economic program and a school with a lot of school pride."
In the weight room, Watson currently benches 275, squats 405, power cleans 225 and has recorded a 32-inch vertical jump.
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