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Football: Bears get commit from 2014 RB prospect

By Jeff Faraudo
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 5:06 pm in Football, Recruiting.

Cal coach Sonny Dykes has identified running back as an area of need in the 2014 recruiting class, and he got his first commitment at the position from Tre Watson, a 5-10, 184-pounder from Centennial-Corona.

He likely won’t be the last, especially if the Bears can lure four-star local talent Joe Mixon of Freedom-Oakley.

Watson committed Sunday, according to Rivals.com, which ranks Watson as a three-star prospect. Scout does not rate him.

Still, hard to say just how good Watson might be. He rushed for 1,483 yards and scored 24 total touchdowns last season, despite barely playing half a game because Centennial was so far ahead on most nights. He averaged 9.1 yards per carry for the season and scored two TDs in a 41-34 win over Narbonne Harbor in the SoCal open division title game.

He carried seven times for 33 yards in Centennial’s 48-24 loss to De La Salle in the state open division championship.

Watson had offers from BYU, Washington State, Nevada and Fresno State, among others, according to Rivals.

 

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  • ScottyBear

    Welcome Tre! Go Bears!

  • CALiforniALUM

    Reminds me a little of Igber or Forsett.

  • rotfogel

    “four-star local talent Joe Mixon”?

    Is four the highest rating for the top RB in the country?

  • Jeff Faraudo

    Scout ranks Mixon as the No. 5 running back in the country as a four-star prospect. But Rivals has Mixon as the No. 4 back . . . and gives him five stars. Either way, obviously very good.

  • rotfogel

    My point is that I’ve seen the tape of the guys ahead of Mixon. Don’t get me wrong, I love the east coast bias as much as the next guy…but Mixon is head and shoulders ahead of the RB pack. All Bay Area recruits are underrated unless they went to De la Salle. Takkirst McKinnely, 2 stars? On what planet is that guy a two star recruit? I’ll tell you which planet, planet East Coast Bias.
    I really hope we can land him.

  • wehofx
  • Boaltblue

    Thank you Wehofx for the link to the video. I had to take a triple take at 1:39-1:43 of the video; who is the person with the dark glasses? Looks a lot like JT.

    Coach Dykes, please give the ball to Takkarist McKinley, PLEASE!

    Let’s cheer our Bears on at Memorial. Can’t wait.

    Go Bears!