|55 Jordan Watson
Missed much of his freshman season because of injury ... Has recovered and will resume competition for playing time in the spring ... Showed noteworthy strength and toughness in practice.
2012 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Well-regarded offensive lineman ... The No. 39 offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com ... No. 37 nationally by 24/7 Sports ... Rated as the No. 31 prospect in Georgia by SuperPrep ... Earned first-team all-state honors by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Also first-team All-Metro Atlanta ... Three-year starter at Whitewater HS in Fayetteville, Ga., and blocked for current Wildcat Josh Clemons ... Also played some noseguard in short-yardage/goalline situations ... Earned a spot in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic ... Also chosen Atlanta Touchdown Club Player of the Week ... Coached by Amos McCreary ... A pitcher and first baseman, he helped the baseball team advance to three state tournaments, including two appearances in the finals ... Also wrestled one year, compiling a 19-3 record ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Named the school's Homecoming King ... Helped coach youth football.
Personal: Born in Riverdale, Ga. ... Son of Mark and Kim Watson ... Jordan's grandfather, Fred Watson, was an offensive lineman at Wofford College and Jordan wears uniform No. 55 in his honor ... Considering a political science/pre-law curriculum.