THE APARTMENTS – Kenyatta Watsona nationally known talent scout with strong ties to metro Atlanta and Georgia State, has joined the staff of Georgia Tech football as director of scouting and professional liaison.
Watson comes to The Flats from Atlantic Coast Conference rival Florida State, where he served as the Seminoles’ director of player relations for the past nine months. In his role at Georgia Tech, he will be heavily involved in Yellow Jackets recruiting efforts, evaluating both high school student-athletes and those entering the NCAA transfer portal. He will also oversee Tech’s relationship with professional football scouts.
“We are very fortunate to add Kenyatta to our staff,” the Georgia Tech head coach said. Geoff Collins noted. “He has extensive experience in all aspects of recruiting and has also been embedded in Atlanta and Georgia and Southeast area football circles for years, building deep relationships that will further enhance our ability. to integrate talented student-athletes into our program. . I am delighted to welcome Kenyatta home.
Prior to joining the Florida State staff in July 2021, Watson spent more than a decade developing youth and high school football talent in the Atlanta metro area. Most notably, from 2014-2018, he served as the Director of Football Operations and Recruiting for the ultra-successful football program at Grayson HS (Loganville, GA). During his five years at Grayson, he helped nearly 120 football student-athletes obtain college scholarships.
Additionally, he served as coordinator of the Under Armor Middle School All-American Game and the UA Next Middle School Camp Series, as well as director of the adidas Middle School Showcase, the Rivals NextGen Showcase, MVP Middle School Showcase and Elite Talent Middle School Football Showcase. His extensive resume also includes developing and overseeing Coach K Middle School’s presentation for the top grade six through eight students nationwide in 2017 and founding the Gwinnett Youth Football Organization. Chargers in 2010, a nationally prominent program that included nearly 500 players by its third year.
“I’m super excited to be a part of what Coach Collins is building at Georgia Tech,” Watson said. “It’s a dream come true to be home!”
Watson was a wide receiver/return specialist at Boston College from 1993-96. He caught 93 passes for 1,215 yards, had 2,252 total return yards and scored eight total touchdowns in 40 games with BC. He remains one of the best punt returners in Big East Conference history, ranking in the league’s top 10 all-time with 84 punt returns (second), 816 punt yards (sixth) and two punts (ninth). He led the Big East and ranked second nationally with two punt return touchdowns as a junior in 1995.
A native of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Watson earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in marketing from Boston College in 1996. His son, Kenyatta II, is a redshirt defensive back at Georgia Tech.
GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2022 SEASON TICKETS
With less than 200 days to go until Georgia Tech’s highly anticipated football season opener against Clemson at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, season tickets for the 2022 season are on sale now. The Yellow Jackets’ enticing roster for 2022 includes the Jackets’ Sept. 5 opener against Clemson in the second edition of Tech’s “Mayhem at Mercedes-Benz Stadium” series, as well as matchups with Ole Miss (Sept. 17) , Virginia (Oct. 20) and Miami (Nov. 12) at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Season Passes, which include all six games of the Jackets’ home schedule and exclusive benefits such as exclusive concessions and merchandise discounts at Bobby Dodd Stadium, priority access to parking and tickets to games at the exterior and discounts on admission to the College Football Hall of Fame and Illuminarium Atlanta, starting at just $299.
To become a member of the Georgia Tech Football Subscription, click HERE to buy tickets online or click on HERE be contacted by a member of the Georgia Tech athletics ticket sales team. For more information, call the Georgia Tech Athletics box office at 888-TECH-TIX or visit ramblinwreck.com/footballtickets.
The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech Athletics, providing scholarships, operations, and facilities support for over 400 Georgia Tech student-athletes. Help develop Georgia Tech’s Daily Champions and help the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest level of college athletics by supporting the Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships directly to Georgia Tech student-athletes. To learn more about supporting the Yellow Vests, visit atfund.org.