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Duke Watson Signs With Louisville Football

NCAA Football: Virginia at Louisville Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

DUKE WATSON - RUNNING BACK

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Watson is a back with good size and long speed. I am most impressed with his smooth shiftiness in tight spaces but he will have to work on his quickness as he develops. Watson also shows good vision and the ability to set up his cuts early. His speed once he gets into space is the most impressive part of his game.

While he isn’t a big back, he does run very upright and that is probably something that will need to be adjusted in college. Louisville will have carries for at least one young back depending on how things go in the portal. I don’t know that Watson will be able to get on the field early, but I think how he acclimates himself to college will be a big factor in that.