Senator now a Hornet

Published 10:47 pm Thursday, February 3, 2011

Joseph Watters, pictured with his mother Beth, father Ruben and Morgan Academy head coach Brian King, signs his national letter of intent to play football at Concordia College. -- Chris Wasson

Joseph Watters doesn’t have to go far to keep his dream of playing college football alive.

On Wednesday, the four-year Morgan Academy starter signed to keep his playing career going with Concordia College.

“It was an opportunity to play,” said Watters. “I heard they had a lot of passing and I am going to be playing as a slot-receiver so it’s good. Plus it’s close to home, so I can get meals from my mom.”

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Watters’s mother, Beth Watters, was also glad he could stay close to home.

“I think it’s a good thing,” said Beth Wattters. “Plus this gives him an opportunity to keep playing. It’s something he has always worked hard at and loved, so we are thankful he gets the opportunity.”

Morgan coach Brian King, said the Hornets would be getting a great player in Watters.

“Joe has done it all here,” King said. “He is an unbelievable athlete and perfect for the slot receiver because he has such soft hands and is great in space. He has a nose for getting the ball in space and making plays.”