Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson running back Remi Watson took an official visit to Marshall over the weekend. That was all the 5-foot-11, 195-pound back needed to do to know where he would spend his college career.
"Yes sir, I committed to Marshall," Watson said. "It was just the whole entire visit."
The three-star running back spoke a bit more about what made the Thundering Herd stand out.
"How involved the fans are, the city itself kind of revolves around Marshall football, and the surrounding city is very much into the football program so it kind of made me feel at home," Watson said. "With me being from Florida and heading way up there you just kind of wonder if homesickness be a factor, but it just made me feel at home up there."
Another major factor in his decision was the recruiting process and the two coaches on the Marshall staff that dealt with him throughout the entire ordeal.
"I dealt with Coach (Sean) Cronin mainly and then Coach (JaJuan) Seider," Watson said. "From day one when they started recruiting me they were looking for a guy that could step in and play and they feel I am that guy. I really feel I can fit right in and play. Just over the course of my recruitment we got closer and closer, and we could just talk about the little things that you overlook when choosing a college. I think they helped me make the right decision."
With his commitment now done, Watson said it is unlikely he takes any other visits.
"I am still considering other visits but I am pretty well set on Marshall," Watson said. "I am considering Western Kentucky and Georgia Southern, but Marshall is where I plan to sign at on February 2nd."
Academically, Watson earned a 20 on the ACT and said he is fully qualified.