Maryland announced six new student-athletes on the first day of the early signing period.
“This is a dream come true,” said Maryland head football coach Mike Locksley, a Washington, D.C., native.
Maryland ends the season 5-7 on a four-game losing streak.
This marks the redshirt freshman’s second season-ending knee injury in as many years.
The two athletic trainers were placed on administrative leave in August along with DJ Durkin, who was fired last Wednesday.
A rough week for the university ends in a disappointing loss with three game left on the schedule.
The announcement comes just two days after he recommended the university retain DJ Durkin, and one day after University President Wallace Loh fired the coach.
Maryland’s head football coach, athletic director and president will keep their jobs after a 10-week investigation into the culture of the football program.
As the fate of DJ Durkin, Damon Evans and Wallace Loh will be known in the coming days, the Maryland football has four chances to win one more game and become bowl-eligible.
Watson played at Illinois for four years, registering 188 tackles, 2.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.
Maryland had almost many penalty yards (46) as passing yards (47).
The Terps are 1-1 against ranked opponents this season.
Maryland’s defense recorded five interceptions against Rutgers, the most for a Maryland defense since 1998.
The District Heights native returned to the DMV to play for Maryland after two seasons at Florida State.
Maryland has won its last four Homecoming games.
Maryland didn’t reach the century mark on offense until the fourth quarter.
Since joining the Big Ten in 2014, Maryland is 1-3 against Michigan.
The third-string quarterback started eight games last season.
The junior running back has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury.
Maryland heads into their bye week with a 3-1 record.
The investigation was first launched in June.