May 6, 2010

Signee Spotlight: Sean Watson

Sean Watson
Panama City (FL), Rutheford
Defensive Tackle

Height 6'3"
Weight 283 pounds

Other Scholarship Offers:
Florida State, Arkansas, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Jacksonville, Jacksonville State, Toledo

Under the Helmet:

When did you know that you could play football at a high level?

My freshman year. My first high school game, we were playing a high ranked team and I was against a big time DI college recruit guard and I was getting around him and doing well. I think I had six tackles and a sack and it was my first ever high school game. After the game the coach gave me props and told me I was going to be one hell of a player.

Who is your all-time favorite player?

Nick Barnett, the linebacker for Green Bay. My favorite team was always the Packers and I always liked the atmosphere he created there. He was a team leader and backed it up with pro bowls. He's always been just an all around good linebacker.

Do you have any role models?

I would have to give that to my uncle. He was a college player and my cousin and I always looked up to him - my cousin who is going to Arkansas. He always pushed us to have our grades in line and do right and be ready for football. I feel like he was always my biggest role model.

How often do you work out and what is your routine?

I just finished track and field, so now I'm getting everything back in order to get ready for football.

Do you have a pregame ritual or anything you are superstitious about?

I always think about the game ahead of me and put "Nelly Furtado - Promiscuous" on repeat. It's kind of just this crazy little pop song, but it gets me pumped for the game for some reason.

A look ahead:

What position will you play at Baylor?

I'll be at defensive tackle.

Do you plan to redshirt?

The plan is for me to come out and compete for the second man on the depth chart, which would give the chance to play up to 40 plays a game. I'm not really looking to redshirt, I'm looking to compete.

What is your biggest strength as a player?

Using my hands and my quickness. There are things I can work on, but my technique as far as being quick off the ball and using my hands is really good.

What is the biggest thing you need to work on?

I need to work on staying low. I get high sometimes, so I just need to concentrate on always getting low.

Which number do you want to wear at Baylor?

I want to try and get a low number. Really just whatever is open that is low. I'm not against a number in the 90s either, or I might even wear my high school number - 74.

What do you plan on majoring in while at Baylor?

I was leaning towards sports management, but I'm not too sure yet.

What do you see yourself doing fifteen years from now?

Hopefully I'll be still playing in the league and doing big things.

What are your goals for 2010?

My goal is to come in and compete, get my education, and learn the Baylor system. My goal is helping out my team to get victories and to get it going in the Big 12.

Personal profile:

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to do athletic things like play basketball with friends. And of course I like going out with my girl.

What is your favorite food?

Hot wings.

What kind of music do you listen to?

I listen to mostly hip hop and R&B, but I like songs from all over. I just have to like it at the time. Rock, some metal, just whatever I happen to like.

Do you have a nickname?

Usually people like to say my whole name. Even people I know real well call me "Sean Watson." In baseball, everyone started calling me "Papa Watson."

A look back:

What one thing made you decide to go to Baylor?

Really, when Coach Briles called me. I'm all the way in Florida and he's in Texas and he let me know he wants me there and wants to give me the chance to compete early for a spot on their squad.

When did you know you wanted to go to Baylor?

The very end. When I took my last visit and after talking to my coaches, I decided Baylor was the best place for me. I slept on it the night before signing day, thought about it the next morning, and then called coach before I went to school and told him I was in.

Did any other schools come in last minute to try and sway you?

It was so late, so yeah. FAU and FIU more than anything was still pushing hard at the end.

Which coaches did you become the closest with during the recruiting process?

Coach Young mostly. When I took my visit, it was actually Coach Achuff that showed me around and he was cool, too.

Did the Baylor coaches do anything unique when recruiting you?

A lot of the coaches will tell you anything. They'll tell you anything you want to hear. Baylor from day one was always real with me. They told me how it was going to be and that was that. It worked for me.

What was your favorite moment during the recruiting process?

When I first started getting recruited, just having all those schools all excited about me. Just taking all those early visits was really exciting.

Did you hit it off with any particular current players or incoming freshman?

I got close with two of the freshmen there, Tevin Elliot and Kevin Palmer.

Do you have a message for the Baylor fans

We're going to get it going next year. We're going to get it done.

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