Five star forward Trendon Watford posted on Thursday night via his Instagram story that he will announce his college commitment on Saturday, April 20th.
Nationally, Watford is ranked #27 at 247sports, #22 at ESPN (one spot ahead of future Tiger D.J. Jeffries), and #19 at Rivals.com.
Watford has been highly sought after by Coach Hardaway and his staff for a while now. Just recently, Duke was added to the recruiting mix that includes LSU, Alabama, and Indiana – increasing the level of competition for the 6’9″ forward out of Mountain Brook, AL.
Fellow McDonald’s All-American James Wiseman has been putting the personal touch on recruiting Watford over recent months.
This would be a huge signing for Penny and his Tigers team for 2019. Right now he has the #9 recruiting class in the nation with D.J. Jeffries, James Wiseman, Malcolm Dandridge and Damion Baugh.
For his size, Watford has great handles and ability to get to the rim. If Memphis can add him, this team will resemble the long arm-ed teams of Tigers past and create plenty of matchup problems for whoever they are facing.
Watford now has a countdown to his commitment going on his Twitter page so check him out there.
Watford has pushed back his original announcement date and new date is TBD.
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