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#5 Tre Watson
Position: Running Backs
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Corona, CA
High School: Centennial HS
Experience: High School

2014 RECRUITING CLASS
Stars: Rivals (4), 247Sports (3), 247Sports Composite (3), ESPN (3), Scout (3)
National Overall Player Ratings:  247Sports Composite (589)
National Running Back Ratings:  Rivals (27), 247Sports Composite (36), Scout (49), 247Sports (52), ESPN (142)
Regional Overall Player Ratings:  ESPN (200)
California Overall Player Ratings:  Rivals (39), 247Sports Composite (56), 247Sports (78), ESPN (125)
Ratings/Scout Grades:  247Sports Composite (0.8608), 247Sports (86), ESPN (74), Rivals (5.8)

BIO INFORMATION

Centennial HS (2010-13)

Amassed a 52-8 overall record and a 24-0 record in Big VIII League play as a four-year varsity player, while winning Southern Section Inland Division championships each of his final two seasons and Southern California Regional crown his junior year

► A National Player of the Year candidate and All-American as a 2013 senior who was selected for the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl but did not play due to injury and also earned honorable mention recognition as a Parade All-American
► Also selected for the B2G West Coast Bowl after his senior season but did not play due to injury
► Rushed for 5,244 yards and 72 touchdowns in his career on 591 carries, while he had 74 overall touchdowns (also one receiving, one miscellaneous) and scored 458 career points, adding 14 two-point conversions with all of his rushing yards other than 27 coming in his final two campaigns
► Racked up additional honors as a senior when he was also listed as one of eight finalists for CalHiSports.com Mr. Football Award, named first-team All-State, Los Angeles Times Running Back of the Year, Riverside Press Enterprise All-County Offensive Player of the Year, Southern Section Inland Division Offensive Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times All-Area team, Big VIII MVP and team captain
► Rushed for 3,734 yards on 417 attempts (9.0 ypg) with both numbers school records, leading the state of California and ranking second nationally, while setting a Riverside County record in both and ranking third all-time in the state and Southern Section history with a school-record-tying 50 rushing touchdowns that was fifth nationally and added three rushing conversions for a total of 306 points
► Added 204 kick return yards with a long of 96, and six receptions for 72 yards
► Senior team finished 12-3 overall and 5-0 in the Big VIII to win a conference title and also won the Southern Section Inland Division crown before ending the season ranked No. 6 in California and No. 27 nationally after a loss to state champion St. John Bosco in the first round of a four-team open division playoff
► Had six games as a senior with 300 or more yards rushing and eight with 200 or more, as well as seven with four or more TDs
► Rushed for 1,111 yards in four playoff games in 2013, including a 519-yard six-touchdown effort with one scoring run 93 yards in the Inland Division semifinals against Upland when his team set a national record for offensive yardage in a game
► Was named the MaxPreps overall and offensive player of the game vs. St. Bonaventure during his 2013 season when he rushed for a then school record of 469 yards and a school record seven touchdowns
► Had 382 yards rushing and three touchdowns in a 2013 victory vs. Norco, had 304 yards on 48 carries against Vista Murrieta
► Ran for 319 yards and five touchdowns against Liberty on 33 carries
► Had 48 carries for 304 yards in 2013 Southern Section Inland Division championship game win against Vista Murrieta
► Named Homecoming King at halftime of game against Carson as a senior
► No. 9 on Rivals Southern California Watch List for running backs heading into the 2013 season
► Ran for 1,483 yards on 163 carries (9.1 ypr) and 22 rushing touchdowns (24 total touchdowns) as a 2012 junior to earn first-team All-Big VIII honors and third-team All-State Underclassmen recognition (Cal-Hi Sports) as one of two players on his squad with 1,000-plus rushing yards for a team that posted a 14-2 record overall, was 5-0 in the Big VIII to win the league title and finished ranked No. 13 nationally and No. 2 in the state while losing to De La Salle in the state title game after winning the Southern Section Inland Division title
► Added 204 kick return yards and 23 receiving yards on four catches as a junior
► Scored the game-winning touchdown on a scoring reception against Narbonne in the Southern California Bowl as a 2012 junior
► Sophomore team was 12-2 overall and 7-0 in league, making Southern Section Inland Division finals
► Freshman team finished ranked fifth in the state, No. 13 in MaxPreps Xcellent 25 rank and No. 20 nationally, winning the Southern Section Inland Division title before falling in the state title game
► Wore No. 1 his final two seasons after No. 37 his first and No. 22 his second

Other

► Listed by the Bleacher Report/Los Angeles Times as the one recruit you need to know in California
► Called a “notable riser” in Rivals running back recruiting ratings in August of 2013
► Listed as the No. 8 running back in the West by Scout heading into signing day and prior to the 2013 season
► Ran a 4.4 40-yard dash according to Bear Insider

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

ESPN
“Watson is a tough customer who plays physical with a low center of gravity.”

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