December 4, 2011

Watson likes what he sees on Vols visit

Tennessee committed running back Quenshaun Watson recently saw plenty about the Vols from the football field as he was in Neyland Stadium to see Tennessee play back in October. But on that trip, it was all about football. That's why Watson's focus on his official visit to Knoxville this weekend was about more than the pigskin.

"I learned a lot about their academics," Watson said. "They showed me all of the academic support that players have, and we talked a lot about school. I want to major in something that involves helping kids. Whether that's something with child care or education I'm not sure. I just want to work with kids. That's what I like."

Watson also got the chance to spend a lot of time with his future teammates.

"The players were cooler than I expected," Watson offered. "Everything about the trip was better than I thought.

"Alan Posey was my host and I hung out a lot with him and his roommates, but really I got a chance to be around a lot of the players and they were all really cool to be around."

Watson, who rushed for 1,760 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior, will now focus his attention on the track where he is expected to compete for state titles in the 100 and 200 meter races as well as the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound back said he has no plans to visit any other schools. He does also want to get bigger, but he was cautioned not to get too big.

"My personal goal is to gain about 10 more pounds," Watson said. "But the coaches reminded me that they are taking me because of my speed and they don't want me to get too big. But I would like to move up there and start my career at 185 pounds."

Rivals.com ranks Watson as a three-star prospect.

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