A handful of top rising senior quarterback prospects, including Butler (Matthews, N.C.) signal caller Christian LeMay, Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.) star Marquise Williams, Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) standout Lafonte Thourogood, were on hand at the Nike Camp in Blacksburg on May 8. Hampton’s (VA) David Watford , who boasts major FBS offers, participated as well and enjoyed competing with and against the other top signal callers.
“I feel like I stacked up really well and competed really well,” Watford said. “It was good to get out there and compete with other guys in the class and know what I have to work on. It felt good to compete. Football season doesn’t start until August, so this was the first big competition I’ve had in a while.”
The 6-1, 185-pound Watford, who threw for 1,538 yards and 16 touchdowns last season, felt “I showed my arm strength. I showed how quick of a release I have.”
In the one on one competitions in Blacksburg, Watford said, “I feel like I did pretty good. I could’ve done better, but overall I felt I did pretty good.”
Recruiting-wise, Watford stands firm at three FBS scholarship offers.
“Nothing’s really new,” he said. “I still have [offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia]. There are no favorites right now. I’m just still weighing my options.”
All three schools that have offered have been represented at Hampton High during the Evaluation Period. UNC has stopped by as well. Visit-wise, Watford is considering camping at Virginia and Virginia Tech and possibly others.
“I plan on going to some one-day camps. I’m going to one at UVa and one at Virginia Tech and anywhere else that wants to see me,” said Watford, who has taken unofficial visits to both Virginia and Virginia Tech this year. “I’ll probably go to the Virginia Tech camp in July. I might try to go to UVa in June.”
In addition to showing off his talents on the gridiron, Watford has shown...
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