Running back Tre Watson is busy weighing his options as a graduate transfer, and it appears LSU is next in line to impress him. On Sunday, Watson said on his Twitter account he had to cancel a trip to BYU, but will be visiting LSU next week.
Watson visited Texas Tech over the weekend and was on hand for the Red Raiders’ spring game in Lubbock. Reports quoted Watson as saying he had a tremendous visit to Texas Tech. LSU is looking to replace leading rusher Derrius Guice and has a stable of options. However, Watson would certainly give a boost to the quality of depth LSU (or Texas Tech) would have to look forward to if he chooses to transfer there.
Watson says he had to cancel a trip to BYU, but there is no mention of whether or not that means BYU is eliminated from consideration for a potential transfer.
Watson is scheduled to graduate from Cal this spring, making him eligible to transfer to any other college football program as a graduate transfer and be able to play right away with his new school in the fall. The 2018 season will be Watson’s final year of eligibility. His 2017 season was cut short early on with a season-ending knee injury, but he was Cal’s second-leading rusher in 2016.