Despite an early exit from this year’s OUA playoffs, the uOttawa Gee-Gees are already well on the road for redemption. Recruiting season is officially underway for the uOttawa Gee-Gees, and head coach Jean Philippe Asselin is excited to announce his first recruit in Scott Watson (Ottawa, Ont.) committing to play for the garnet and grey next season.
The 6’4’’, 200 lbs. receiver is originally from Montreal, Qué., and is currently attending St. Mark’s Catholic High School in Manotick, just south of Ottawa. Watson participated in the 2011 Ottawa high school all-star game wherein Asselin and Gee-Gees assistant coach Luigi Costanzo were coaches for the game.
“I am very happy that Scott (Watson) is coming to uOttawa. He definitely has all the potential to be an All-Canadian down the road. He’s a serious, hard working kid both on and off the field, and in the classroom,” said Asselin.
“We have a good core of receivers here, but obviously after losing five starters from last year there is definitely some room for him to contribute early I think,” he added.
As for himself, Watson is very excited for the opportunity to play football for the Gee-Gees, and for a program that has had a successful history at the receiving position with numerous All-Canadian receivers having suited up for the garnet and grey.
“I’m excited to learn, and the best way to learn on how to be the best is to play with the best,” said Watson.
“I played for the (uOttawa) coaches at the high school all-star game, and really liked their style of coaching. It’s a very successful program, and everyone on the team gets along really well, and are happy there.”
Asselin is very pleased to have his first major signing out of the way, and believes it is a big boost for the program to have a player like Scott Watson to commit this early.
Watson will be enrolling in the Human Kinetics program at University of Ottawa’s next fall.