2016 Kentucky Football Signee - Jamar "Boogie" Watson

Jamar “Boogie” Watson, Linebacker,  6-3, 225, Fr.-HS, Forestville, Md. (Bishop McNamara) – A three-star recruit who ranks as a top 100 outside linebacker by Scout despite not playing football until his junior year of high school ... Dual sport athlete in basketball and football ... Came on the recruiting scene after a great junior season which saw him chart 74 tackles and a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown ... As a senior, he helped lead the Mustangs to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference playoff berth for the first time in five years with 59 tackles, including five sacks and two interceptions, one he returned 68 yards for a touchdown  ... Coached by Keith Goganious ... As standout basketball player, he also received several college scholarship offers after averaging 11.4 points during his junior year ... Earned back-to-back MVP honors at Bishop McNamara in basketball ... Chose UK after receiving football offers from Old Dominion, Miami (Ohio), Boston College, Hampton, Virginia and Rutgers.

Coach Stoops on Watson: “He’s another great athlete who was a basketball player most of his career but had a great impact on the football field the last two years. He has the athleticism and explosiveness we are looking for at outside linebacker.”