2004: Watson, who was moved from defensive tackle to offensive guard prior to 2004 spring practice but was switched back to defense late in spring drills, will serve as a backup nose tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2004.
2003: Watson redshirted as a freshman defensive tackle in 2003, his first year at USC. He had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to remove debris after the Oregon State game.
HIGH SCHOOL: He was a Super Prep All-Southwest, Prep Star All-Southeast and FOX Sports Net South All-South third team pick as a senior defensive lineman at John Curtis High in River Ridge (La.). He had 85 tackles (41 solo), with 19 sacks, plus 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries in 2002. John Curtis won the Louisiana state 4A title in 2002. As a junior in 2001, he had 80 tackles (with 16 sacks). He also competed on John Curtis' track team.
PERSONAL: His cousin is former Georgia Tech (1999-2002) wide receiver Kerry Watkins.