Ninety Six's Hunter Watson signs his national letter of intent with Presbyterian while family and coaches look on. Front row, from left: grandmother Shirley Cunningham, mother Shelly Watson, Hunter Watson, father Joe Watson, grandfather Sam Watson and grandmother Kathleen Watson. Back: Ninety Six athletic director Matt Huntsberger, offensive coordinator Chris Seaborn, secondary coach Devage Moore, linebackers coach Austin Sargent, Ninety Six principal Rex Ward, former Ninety Six coach Chris Liner, brother Josh Watson, receivers coach Chad Ellis and defensive coordinator B.J. Wertz.
(Scott Chancey | Index-Journal)
NINETY SIX — A four-year starting quarterback at Ninety Six High School, Hunter Watson is no stranger to the spotlight.
Again, he did not mind it shining on him as the school celebrated his signed national letter of intent on Thursday morning to play football at Presbyterian College, an FCS school in the Big South Conference.
Coincidentally, Watson's first Ninety Six offensive coordinator, Nick Harris, was once a star Blue Hose quarterback.
Watson, who this past season completed 50 percent of his passes (64 for 128) for 853 yards and 55 rushes for 125 more and 10 total touchdowns, said several factors went into his decision to choose the Blue Hose instead of Tusculum.
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