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Q&A with Springfield Central OC Bill Watson on trio of early UMass offers

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It was a historic day for local recruits on Saturday, as UMass coach Walt Bell and Co. offered three players from the Bay State who have yet to play a high school snap.
Springfield Central quarterback William "Pop" Watson III, St. John's Prep safety/wide receiver and Lynn native Joenel Aguero, and Belmont Hill wide receiver Oluwakoleade "KO" Osinube will all be entering their freshman years at their respective schools with high expectations after performing in front of the UMass staff on its final camp of the summer.
We have seen all three over the course of the spring and summer compete well with older, more experienced players, but this level of early accolade is still quite unique, even though some programs are trending toward early attention more than ever before. Michigan offered BB&N linebacker Tyler Martin last season before he entered the ninth grade.
We reached out to Watson's father, Bill, who not only serves as Springfield Central's offensiv…