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Boise State roster countdown 2017: Day 40, Jabari Watson

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Well we are in the final day of the forties. 60% of the way through our countdown. How does it feel? Feels good, doesn’t it? With 40 days left we are going to check in with—Jabari Watson

#40, Jabari Watson, RS Freshman, DE

Stats:

Height: 6’ 1”

Weight: 261

High School: Summit HS, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

How'd he get to the Blue™?

Mr. Watson was initially committed to Arizona. Then, as one does, he decided that the hot desert of Arizona wasn’t right for him and spurned that choice for the hot, high desert, of Boise, Idaho. Watson had been a silent commit (though there are always rumbles) until signing day where it was finally revealed that he would be matriculating to Boise State.

While in high school Watson did a few things while on the football field. He had 85 tackles, 19 tackles-for-loss, and nine sacks in his last year. He also nabbed an interception and forced four fumbles. To top that all off he got first-team All-Sunkist League, first-team All-CIF, and San Bernadino Sun All-Area honors. So he was kind of good.

Nickname

“1.21 giga”

He’s got to be a fan of Back to the Future, yeah?

Look-a-like

Michael Jai White

Career Highlights

To go along with the aforementioned accolades above, Watson was also tabbed to the Inland Valley Football Classic Eastern All-Star team after his senior season. All-league honors as a junior as well as first-team All-Baseline League recognition as a junior. Earned honorable mention all-league honors as a sophomore. Two-time Scholar-Athlete Award winner and four year honor roll member.

2017 Prospectus

Mr. Watson looks to factor in on the defensive line now that he’s past his true freshman year. With a bit more weight (six pounds, but I assume it’s all pure muscle) added to his frame, Watson seems to be progressing nicely body-wise. Though the Broncos were able to preserve his redshirt year, it seemed a bit touch-and-go considering the moves they had to make just to have the bodies on the field. Mr. Watson will be a welcomed breath of fresh air in the rotation. Provided Durrant Miles, Chase Hatada, or Kayode Rufai haven’t decimated any of the offensive players.

With Watson’s production in high school at impressive levels, and his talent-level just too high to keep off the field, he may not necessarily start every game but he will have ample plays on the field should be plentiful.

And good luck to those who have to defend against him.

Is he on Twitter?

Sure is!

Completely made up fact

The national horse of Scotland is a unicorn. Yes, really. Jabari Watson knows this. And it has become his sole mission in life to make sure he befriends a unicorn one day.

One day you will, Mr. Watson. One day.