Despite his decision to cut the Tar Heels from contention, the staff has no hard feelings towards Watson.
"I called them the day that I eliminated them – last weekend," said Watson. "They were supportive of my decision. They understood that I was doing what's best for me. They wished me luck on the rest of the recruiting process."
Watson, a 6-foot-2 210-pound defensive end from Aiken (S.C.) South, officially visited South Carolina prior to his trip to Tallahassee. This weekend Watson will head to Tennessee followed by a trip to Virginia the last weekend of the month to complete his official visits schedule.
North Carolina was one of the first Division I-A schools to extend Watson a scholarship offer over the summer.