Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Asa Watson, TE, North Carolina State
I chose N.C. State because I felt like it was the best fit for me. I loved the school, the facilities, the city of Raleigh, and really felt comfortable with the team.
Coming into my senior year I wanted to make the all-conference team and win a championship, but really I just wanted to be a leader for my team, as well as someone the younger guys could look up to.
I’ve met with a good amount of scouts. Most of the meetings are just to get a feel of who I am as a person and what kind of player I am. Along with their evaluation of me on the field, they’ll be able to make a decision on whether I fit their team or not.
I really try to strain to the whistle and out work my opponent.
First, I look at the overall defense to see what kind of fronts, coverages, and blitzes they run. Then, I look to see which players stand out the most on film, especially those at the defensive end and linebacker positions. From there, I’ll take notes on individual players and try to find their strengths and weaknesses.
Bjoern Werner from Florida State had to be the strongest guy I ever went up against.
I guess it would have to be my brother, Benjamin. We play the same position, so he’s been able to give me a lot of advice from his own experience.
I’m not too particular on offensive schemes. Any system that has me blocking and catching is fine with me.
I’m very committed to what I do.
I’m very critical of myself.
I work hard, I’m disciplined, and I believe I can help make your team better.
I always looked up to my brother a lot. Wanting to be like him was a big part of why I started playing football.
I liked Rams as a kid, but mainly because I liked their helmets. Coincidentally, my wife’s dad was playing for them at that time.
I lost a good friend of mine in a boating accident a couple years ago. It was tough because it happened so fast, but reminiscing with his friends about the good times helped us all to heal.
Nat King Cole, Darius Rucker, and my wife.
I’d probably just buy a place to live near my new team.