Legacy Christian Academy hosted a collegiate signing day on May 16 for Josh Watson, who is headed to Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas. Signing a National Letter of Intent represents a milestone for these players and their families as years of hard work and dedication lead to an opportunity to play their sport at the college level. In the graduating class of 2019, eight young men have signed letters of intent. This represents almost seventeen percent of the boys in the class, which is far and above the typical five percent of all high school athletes who will continue their athletic pursuits after high school.

For Josh Watson football has been ingrained in him from an early age. His mother, Kip, propped him up in front of the tv at the tender age of three and began teaching him the intricacies of the game; first line, second line, last line of defense.

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    Josh in his younger football days
He grew up watching his mom on the football field. Kip played women’s professional tackle football for the Dallas Diamonds, now the Dallas Elite, and even earned herself a championship ring when the team won the title in 2008, when Josh was only seven. That same year, Josh got his start with the Frisco Football League (FFL). He served as defensive end and tight end with the league for four years, winning four division and league championships.

Josh continued to play football throughout middle school and on into high school. While he played a myriad of positions, he eventually found his home in the defensive tackle spot. Josh’s love of the game has steadily bloomed over the years but it wasn’t until the final game of his senior year that he knew he wanted to continue his football career after high school. He has been a two-sport athlete at Legacy for the past four years, participating in both track and football. He is currently the district champion in the discus, throwing 125 feet.

Josh takes his talents to Ouachita because their football program as a whole aligned itself with the priorities in his life. The coaching staff and the school showed a genuine interest in his family and in him not only as a football player but also as a man. When he discovered that members of the football team host bible studies together, he just knew it was the right place for him. Combining a highly-ranked business school and a successful football program that has won their conference in back-to-back seasons, OBU was the clear choice.

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