Earlier, we covered Hutto DE Landyn Watson. Watson, one of the best defensive lineman in the state of Texas was the district 11-5A D1 Defensive Lineman of the Year. Now, Watson is in the news again as he has shut down his recruitment. Watson announced recently that he will be committing to TCU. The Horned Frogs are getting a stud.
“Just TCU checking off all the categories I was looking for in a school. I had a lot of trust in TCU’s coaching staff and coach P, they put defensive guys in the league. My ultimate goal is to be able to get a top education,” Watson said on his decision.
Watson is a three-star defensive end via the 247Sports Composite. The 6’3 235-pound freak is the 28th ranked player at his position for the class of 2021. In the state of Texas overall, he’s ranked as the 56th overall player.
Watson has been elite at the position since a freshman. He’s played all three years earning Defensive Newcomer as a freshman, first-team All-District as a sophomore, and the aforementioned Defensive Lineman of the Year as a Junior.
In his career, Watson has totaled 143 tackles, 41 for a loss, with 19.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles. Last year, Watson had 50 tackles, 14 for a loss, seven sacks, and two fumble recoveries for a touchdown.
This year, due to COVID-19 5A and 6A football has been pushed back five weeks. Some stadiums will have 50% capacity, while some might have little to no fans. Watson is preparing the same way he always does though.
“I’m preparing the same way as if there were thousands of fans,” Watson said.
Hutto has been 31-5 in the past three seasons yet has failed to make it beyond round three of the state playoffs in that span. Watson believes he and Hutto will have an advantage going into his final year.
“We will have had more practice time than other teams and will understand the game a lot better than most teams because we watch the film all the time. Even during the pandemic, we watched the film every week,” Watson explained.
Watson is now one of seven hard commits to TCU’s 2021 class. He joins fellow Texans Chris Murray (DE, Hischi) and Jacoby Jackson (OT, Mansfield Summit.) German gunslinger, Alexander Honig will also be joining them.
“TCU fans should expect me to come in and give them my all in order to put TCU back on top,” Watson said.