North Idaho ATH Talks Recruiting

North Idaho ATH Talks Recruiting

Coeur d'Alene HS ATH Deon Watson (Coeur d'Alene, ID) has offers from Idaho and Washington State, but is also receiving interest from Boise State and Utah. The talented ATH is versatile in that he can play DE, LB, TE or WR at the next level. So, will Boise State extend an offer to Watson? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about that and more.

Coeur d'Alene HS ATH Deon Watson (Coeur d'Alene, ID) has offers from Idaho and Washington State, but is also receiving interest from Boise State and Utah. The talented ATH is versatile in that he can play DE, LB, TE, or WR at the next level. So, will Boise State extend an offer to Watson?

"Idaho and Wazzu are my two official offers right now," he said. "Boise State, Utah, and Montana have been showing interest," he added.

"Boise State was recruiting me back in July, but they started recruiting me again just recently," he said. "They called my coach a couple weeks back and said they were going to take another look at me. I think they're looking at me as a TE."

"They're pretty famous," he said in regards to Boise State. "All the kids in Idaho like Boise State. Everyone has been making that transition from Idaho to Boise State over the past few years. They have a great program. Who doesn't like winning?"

Deon's dad (Deon Sr.) played basketball at Idaho during the mid-90s and also holds a few rebounding records for the Vandals. Deon Jr. says he likes basketball, but football is the sport he wants to play at the college level.

"I'd rather play football. That's more me and who I am," he said. "My family is all basketball-oriented, but I like football more. My dad is ok with that and likes football, but never got the chance to play it."

"Idaho offered me last year in December," said Watson. "I had never talked to Idaho before that, but the coaches put together a highlight film and I guess they checked it out. They said I was the first scholarship offer for this year."

Obviously, the University of Idaho and Moscow hold a special place in Deon's heart given his connections to the school and the close proximity of the campus.

"It's a great environment for me. Moscow is like another home," he said. "Coach Akey is Coach Akey...great guy with lots of personality. He's the type of guy that people want to be around."

And Washington State?

"Wazzu saw me at the championship game last year," he said. "I went down to a couple of their scrimmages and Junior Day back during the spring. I thought I was going to play offense at their camp, but they had all their positions filled. They tried me at DE, liked what they saw, and said they could beef me up to an OLB."

The talented ATH will wait and take his official visits after the season.

"I'm going to take my officials in December," said Watson. "Idaho and Washington State will definitely get a visit and I'll probably take one to Utah and Boise State as well."

"Team chemistry is really important to me. I want to know if I'm going to fit in and how I'll fit in."

What does Watson (6'4, 208, 4.7) bring to the gridiron?

"On defense, I base everything on speed," he said. "On offense, I'm more of an agility guy and I use my footwork to get open," he added.

Through nine games - Watson has 665 yards receiving and 9 TDs on offense.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Deon Watson.



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