Nakia Watson has a blueprint for where he wants to go.
After redshirting his freshman season, the 5-foot-11, 231-pound University of Wisconsin running back is looking to follow in the footsteps of former Westlake High grads Drew Brees and Nick Foles, both of whom now own Super Bowl rings.
For sure the four-star ESPN recruit has shown that kind of promise. Watson was named first-team All-Central Texas coming out of Westlake, where he rushed for 1,938 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior, including 11 games of over 100-yards rushing.
Describing his style as a “one-cut-and-go,” Watson said he chose Wisconsin largely based on the school’s reputation for turning out big-time running backs. Now it’s just a matter of getting his chance in Coach Paul Chryst’s high-powered offense.
And Watson, who finished his three-year Westlake varsity career with 3,719 rushing yards and 51 touchdowns, is hopeful that will come sooner rather than later.