The Maryland football recruiting team is back at it again, landing transfer linebacker Tre Watson from Illinois.
Maryland football recruiting makes another splash on the recruiting trail as they add top transfer linebacker, Tre Watson.
The 6-foot-2 Watson comes from the University of Illinois. He is the second player to transfer to Maryland in recent days as Byron Cowart, former Auburn Tiger, was the other one. Lastly, Watson came on to the college football scene as a three-star recruit from Tampa Catholic High School in Florida.
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His Father, Tim Watson, played football at Howard University and in the NFL for five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles from 1993-97. Watson’s uncle played college football at Marshall University as well.
As a high school recruit, Tre Watson finished his senior season (2013) with 164 tackles (96 solo) and 11.5 tackles for loss. Moreover, Watson recorded 8.5 sacks, 46 quarterback hurries, six passes defended, four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, and one interception.
Therefore, he earned first-team Class 3A All-State Elite honors by FloridaHSFootball.com. To add, he was a second-team all-state honor by the Orlando Sentinel and Tampa Bay Times.
In 29 games played for the Illini, Watson recorded 188 total tackles (83 solo), 10 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception. He was one of three players who announced they were going to transfer from Illinois.
Maryland Football needs all the help they can get at the linebacker position, and even if it’s only for a year, Watson could come and be a leader for the Terps on defense along with fellow transfer Byron Cowart.
The 235-pound linebacker is a sure tackler and could be used as an edge rusher in passing downs because he does have good speed. Maryland’s Football’s offseason is shaping up nicely.
The Maryland Terrapins football team still have some recruits to look out for on National Signing Day Feb. 7. Most noteworthy, the early commitments from top recruits is a welcome sight.