The recent success on the recruiting trail continued for the Western Michigan football program in a big way on Monday, as Grand Rapids athlete Samuel Beal wasn't the only class of 2015 prospect to give P.J. Fleck and the Broncos coaching staff a verbal commitment.
Also announcing his plans to attend WMU on Twitter Monday afternoon was Keishawn Watson, a 5-foot-11 and 165-pound athlete from Warrenville South High School in Wheaton, Illinois, the same program that produced WMU freshman All-American wide receiver Corey Davis.
"I was considering all the Mid-American Conference schools. Being close to home was big, and having WMU standout wide out Corey Davis there, plus Coach Fleck is a great coach, with high energy, so that really helped," Watson stated to Hustle Belt as a few of the reasons why he decided on Western Michigan as his future stomping grounds.
A lot like Beal, Watson isn't quite sure if he will line up on either the offensive or defensive side of the ball for the Broncos, but it didn't take long for him to dish out a verbal pledge to the WMU staff once they offered him a full ride scholarship offer.
"As of right now, I'm an athlete, so I will get the chance to play defensive back or wide receiver. The commitment went down by the WMU coaches calling my high school football coach early yesterday morning, saying they wanted to offer me. My high school coach said it was a great place for you, and you'll love it. WMU is a program on the rise, with the right people to help get it to the top," Watson said. He plans to study physical therapy once he reaches Kalamazoo.
The recruiting process can sometimes be a pain in the neck for everyone involved. With this being the case, in most circumstances, recruits can't wait to find exactly what they are searching for and give a school a commitment, so they can go back to focusing on other endeavors. Watson is no different.
"It feels great," he said of his choice to roll with the Broncos. "Now I can help my team to a Championship."
Get a small taste of what Watson will bring the Broncos, with these highlights below: