Q&A: Tariq Watson on committing to Gophers football team

Harvey, Louisiana native Tariq Watson recently announced his commitment to play football for the Gophers.

We caught up with Watson to hear why he chose Minnesota over other Power-5 offers.

***Click the video box above to watch our conversation with Watson and to see him in action***

Watson, a cornerback, chose the Gophers over Purdue, Virginia, Washington State, and others. He impressed the Gophers at the SMU camp earlier this month. Per 247 Sports, Watson ran a hand-time 4.34 40-yard dash. He was a top-3 finisher in the 100M and 200M races at the Louisiana high school state championships.

Watson said that he loves ex-Gopher and current Tampa Bay Buc Antoine Winfield Jr.