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Minnesota Football Recruiting: CB Tariq Watson signs letter of intent on Early National Signing Day 2021

The Louisiana cornerback is rowing the boat to Minneapolis

HYPRR Signing Day Recruiting

Tariq Watson

Position: Cornerback
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 165

Hometown: Harvey, LA

247 Sports Composite Rating: .8519

Power 5 Scholarship Offers: Purdue and Virginia

TDG Commitment Profile

Spring Enrollee: Yes

Scouting Report

Watson is a burner. He competed in the Louisiana Class 4A state track and field championships and recorded a 10.49 100 and a 21.40 200, which earned him third place and second place, respectively, in those competitions. Watson also ran a hand-timed 4.34 40-yard dash when he camped with SMU earlier this month, for which Minnesota coaches were in attendance. His size is probably the biggest knock against his game, but there is a lot to like about his speed, agility, and change-of-direction. Watson has also shown the ability to play both inside and outside, and could see time at cornerback and in the slot at the nickel position.

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