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Arizona lands 3-star LB Kwabena Watson

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Watson had offers from Oregon, USC, LSU, and some other SEC schools

Photo via @kwakwajr on Twitter

The Arizona Wildcats have had a very productive weekend on the recruiting trail.

Saturday, they received a commitment from 3-star Dallas-based linebacker Derrion Clark. Sunday, they secured another Dallas prospect, defensive lineman Kane Bradford.

And on Sunday evening, they picked up their third commitment of the weekend.

Three-star prospect Kwabena Watson, a pass rush happy linebacker from Edison High School in Fresno, gave his pledge to the Wildcats after his official visit to Tucson.

Watson is the No. 823 player in the 2019 class and No. 60 outside linebacker, per 247Sports. He held offers from LSU, Oregon, USC, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State among others.

He becomes the seventh member of UA’s 2019 class, and the first from California.

Watson has previously stated that he had a strong relationship with the coaching staff and liked what he was hearing from them.

He brings an always-sought-after talent to Tucson, and that is a strong pass rush. Watson has a large frame at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds. If he adds another 20 pounds, he can be very dangerous coming off the edge.

As mentioned above, Watson is a violent pass rusher. He has a high motor and plays with aggression that you always love to see from a linebacker. He has a very similar skillset to ex-Cat DeAndre’ Miller (when he was healthy).

Watson finished his junior campaign with 60 tackles, 18.0 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, 6 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries. That is hefty production, and he should only be better as a senior.

Below are his junior highlights.