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Soon-to-be Cal alum Tre Watson to graduate transfer to Texas Longhorns

The former Cal starting running back will be moving to the Lone Star State.

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After beating Texas twice in his Cal career, Tre Watson is joining them for 2018.
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Tre Watson has finally revealed where he will play as a graduate student in 2018. With the choices to play at Texas, Texas Tech, and LSU, Tre announced earlier this weekend that it will be in the state of Texas. It turns out that his new team will be the University of Texas Longhorns.

Tre Watson was the starter for the Cal Bears this past fall before tearing his ACL in week 2, opening the Patrick Laird era of Cal Football. Known for his ability to catch the ball, Watson had his most productive year in 2016 with 709 rushing yards and 241 receiving yards.

In his Cal career, he had a total of 1,390 rushing yards, 657 kick return yards, and 379 receiving yards. In 37 games, including 8 starts, the Centennial High School (Corona, CA) graduate scored a total of 13 touchdowns, 8 on the ground, 5 through the air.

Watson will graduate from Cal this month with a degree in sociology. He played in both of Cal’s victories over Texas - picking up 9 rushes for 37 yards at Texas in 2015 and 5 rushes for 11 yards (season low) in Berkeley in 2016.

At Texas, Watson is expected to be in the mix to be the main running back.

Best of luck to Tre in his final year of college football eligibility. We are firm believers here in CGB that this Cal alum is destined to great things.