MEET THE CATS ---- Lashun Watson

by:Matt Jones02/02/06

We are beginning today a new feature where we at Kentucky Sports Radio interviews all of the newest UK football recruits and puts them through the “Great Eight” questions for a new year. Our first interviewee is Lashun Watson. Watson is a 6’5″ 180 pound wide receiver from Greenville, Georgia who will be expected to be one of the top athletes in the incoming class. In addition there has been some talk that he may consider playing basketball as well. We addressed this and more in the interview:

(1). Lasaun, Welcome to Meet the Cats. You chose Kentucky as your final destinations, what was the deciding factor?

For me, it came down to the coaching staff. I had a great relationship with Coach Phillips and I knew that the staff could get me ready for the next level.

(2) You mentioned that you were fond of the staff….who spearheaded your recruitment?

Coach Phillips. He was a great guy and was very helpful in helping me make my decision to come to Kentucky.

(3) Many have talked about the possibility of you playing basketball. Have you spoken with Tubby about that?

When I came to Kentucky for my visit, I got to talk to Coach Smith for a bit and he showed me around and I saw all the trophies and stuff. Then Coach Phillips told me that Coach Smith had said he wants me to play and likes having football players, so I plan on playing.

(4) What is your favorite movie?

I really like Remember the Titans and Glory Road. They are both true stories and tell you that if you play inspired and work hard, you can make it.

(5) Who is your favorite musical artist?

I love Lil Wayne. I like his style and I like it that he isnt like everybody else. He is like me, different.

(6) What football player does your game most resemble?

Oh, no doubt T.O. We are both big receivers, so on the field, he is what I strive to be.

(7) What are your expectations for next year?

Coach Phillips told me I would play. He said PT was available, so I am going in with that mindset.

(8) What four people would you like to have for a dream dinner?

Lets see….Lil Wayne, Tracy McGrady, Alicia Keys and Michael Jordan. They would have a lot to say.

So that is it….you have met Lashaun Watson….get ready to meet the rest of the Cats in the coming weeks.

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