Here's a thumbnail look at one of the high school players who is expected to sign with the Falcons Wednesday, Will Watson.
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11, 180
HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL: Tampa/Jefferson
BY THE NUMBERS: Watson played both offense and defense for the Dragons As a junior in 2010 he finished with 58 tackles, including 45 solo stops. He also had a pair of interceptions and broke up seven other passes while recovering one fumble. He had one punt return that season for 70 yards and two kickoff returns that totalled 114 yards. ... As a senior Watson carried the ball 24 times for 160 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards. Defensively he had 18 tackles, including 12 solos, but also had two interceptions and broke up six other passes. Watson returned eight punts for 209 yards and 16 kickoff returns for 346 yards.
WORTH NOTING: The versatile Watson played both safety and cornerback for Jefferson and also returned punts and kickoffs. He also spent time as the Dragons' quarterback in "wildcat" formation.
HIGH SCHOOL COACH JEREMY EARLE SAID: "The first thing that stands out about Will is his athleticism, which is top-notch. He can do so many different things. He is a dynamic, explosive athlete. Defensively he is long, which helps him in covering receivers. We could put him on any receiver, and he would limit that receiver. And he's a force in 'the box' because he likes to hit people."
COACH DAVE CLAWSON SAID: "Another example of player with whom we were patient. He was a very early commit to Iowa State, but he opened up his recruiting process again. ... We want to get some bigger corners, and he has some heighth and length. He also has some range and good ball skills. At corner the standard was high, so we didn't want to take just any corner. We wanted a guy who we thought could come in early and compete and possibly play early."