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Kenyatta Watson II readies for senior season
Texas’ lone defensive back commitment in the 2019 class is Grayson, Ga. product Kenyatta Watson II. The four-star cornerback became the second out-of-state commitment in the cycle when he picked the Longhorns over Notre Dame on May 1. He’s since been joined by Chandler, Ariz. tight end Brayden Liebrock. Watson was invited to The Opening Final this summer and is the third-highest rated of Texas’ six commitments, per the 247Sports composite.
Watson is a 6-2 defensive back with experience at safety and cornerback. He has a similar build and playing style to 2018 signee Caden Sterns. Both were considered safeties by recruiting services, but each were recruited by UT at cornerback. Watson thinks his length and physicality will separate him on the outside. He alsocan play nickel.
— Kenyatta Watson II (@K2SZN) May 1, 2018
At what age did you fall in love with football?
Seven. I really just liked being around my friends and didn’t start taking it really seriously until eighth grade.
What made Texas your choice?
I really like the conference, the scheme, the coaches and Austin.
What are your goals as a senior?
I want to win a state and national championship with my team.
What was most important to you as a recruit?
What word would you use to describe Tom Herman?
Where do you see yourself playing at Texas?
What artist would you most like to see live?
Anything by Marvel.
Favorite athlete of all-time?
Favorite sport to watch other than football?
2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class
|Roschon Johnson||QB||Port Neches-Groves||4||July 21 (2017)|
|T'Vondre Sweat||DE||Huntsville||3||Feb. 28|
|Jordan Whittington||WR||Cuero||4||March 10|
|De'Gabriel Floyd||OLB||Westlake Village (Calif.)||4||March 31|
|Kenyatta Watson II||DB||Grayson (Ga.)||4||May 1|
|Brayden Liebrock||TE||Chandler (Ariz.)||3||May 8|
|Tyler Johnson||OL||Conroe Oak Ridge||4||May 25|
|Jared Wiley||TE||Temple||3||May 26|
|Jake Smith||WR||Notre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)||4||June 3|
|Peter Mpagi||DE||George Ranch||3||June 16|
|Chris Adimora||S||Mayfair (Calif.)||4||July 1|
|Marques Caldwell||CB||Alvin||3||July 7|
|Marcus Tillman Jr.||OLB||Jones (Fla.)||3||July 28|
|Javonne Shepherd||OT||North Forest||4||July 29|
|Derrian Brown||RB||Buford (Ga.)||4||Sept. 16|
|Tyler Owens||S||Plano East||4||Sept. 24|
|David Gbenda||ILB||Katy Cinco Ranch||4||Sept. 30|
|Marcus Washington||WR||Trinity Catholic (Mo.)||4||Oct. 26|
|Myron Warren||DE||Many (La.)||3||Nov. 19|
|Jacoby Jones||DE||Butler C.C.||3||Nov. 21|
|Caleb Johnson||OLB||Fullerton College (Calif.)||3||Dec. 17|
|Kennedy Lewis||WR||Melissa||3||Dec. 18|
|Isaiah Hookfin||OT||Fort Bend Dulles||4||Dec. 21|
|Bru McCoy||ATH||Mater Dei (Calif.)||5||Jan. 25|
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