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Amphitheater lineman David Watson offered by Arizona

David Watson (Andy Morales/

Amphitheater standout lineman David Watson was offered by the University of Arizona his parents confirmed on Sunday afternoon. “It is very rare that a local kid gets a full-ride offer and he is very excited,” his mother, Laura Espinoza-Watson said.

Espinoza-Watson was a three-time All-American softball player at Arizona and David Watson’s father, David Watson, was a lineman for the Wildcats.

As we first reported, Watson was named “Outstanding Lineman” at an Oregon camp in the summer of 2015 when he was only a sophomore.

Watson is approaching 6-7 and weighs 295 pounds. He will be playing baseball for the Panthers this spring according to his mother.

“Arizona is definitely one of his choices,” Espinoza-Watson added. “He is really stoked.”


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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