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‘He’s got the heart of a Tiger’
Watson signs to play football with Shorter University
Coey Watson signing
Senior Coey Watson signs his scholarship to Shorter University, surrounded by his family and coaches. - photo by Jessica Taylor
It was an emotional morning when senior Coey Watson signed to play football at Shorter University. Tears of joy were shed by proud coaches, family and friends as Watson made his commitment to Shorter official Feb. 7. When the star high school quarterback received his acceptance and offer from the university, he was ‘pumped.’ “I loved the head coach. He’s a good Christian man and it just felt like a good fit. I thought this is where God wants me to be,” Watson said. Watson has been playing football in Dawson County for the past 13 years, starting with the parks and rec team when he was five years old. “He’s always been a Tiger,” said his proud mother, Ronda.