Elijah Watson, 3-star defensive tackle out of Lawrenceville, Georgia was anxiously waiting for Scooby Wright III's name to be called in the NFL Draft.
I got a surprise for everyone tonight when @TwoStarScoob get drafted tonight— HOLLYWOOD (@WatsonElijah_) April 30, 2016
But Watson couldn't wait long enough for Scooby to get selected to make this announcement. Watson ended his recruitment process and committed to the Arizona Wildcats, giving the class their seventh member, third on defense.
I have decided to Commit to The University of Arizona! ⭕ #DesertGang17 #BearDown pic.twitter.com/SQXDjMS1WE— HOLLYWOOD (@WatsonElijah_) April 30, 2016
Watson was on campus a few weeks ago for Junior Day and I had a chance to speak with him after his trip. He told me that Arizona was his leader, despite picking up interest from Missouri and Mississippi State, among a few others.
Watson checks in at 6-foot-3, 270 lbs, and will add much-needed size on the defensive line.
His junior year highlights are below.