The Texas Longhorns will have a chance to woo talented transfer running back Tre Watson when he arrives on campus for his official visit Friday.
The 5-foot-11, 205-pound running back announced his intention to visit Texas in a tweet Monday evening.
Heading back to the state of Texas this Friday. I will be taking an official visit to the University of Texas.
— Tre Watson (@tre1watson) April 16, 2018
Watson is a graduate transfer with one more year of eligibility remaining. He suffered a leg injury in September that caused him to miss the remainder of his senior year with Cal.
When he was on the field, however, Watson showed plenty of promise. He averaged 5.0 yards per carry as a junior and 5.6 yards per carry as a junior. Cal’s spread system didn’t require him to carry the ball often, but on 143 carries in 2016 he tallied 709 yards and scored 4 touchdowns. He also proved himself to be a more-than-adequate receiver, as he caught 21 passes for 241 yards and 4 touchdowns as a junior.
Coming out of Centennial High School in Corona, California, Watson was a 3-star prospect. He was the No. 37 running back in the Class of 2014, according to 247Sports. Cal won the recruiting battle for him over UCLA and Washington.
The Longhorns are going up against LSU and Texas Tech for Watson’s services. The running back will visit LSU on April 27.