Since FSU's latest OL commitment is so new to football, not much is known about him. But back in December 6'-6" 320 lb. Menelik Watson revealed to an Auburn site details about his background, including:
• He was introduced to football last August at Saddleback CC in California. His coach wanted to get him in the lineup by the fourth game on the schedule. Watson did it, making his debut on Sept. 24th. It was the first of eight games he'd play in his incredibly brief football career.
• Saddleback's ground game improved dramatically with Watson in the lineup, going from 120.7 ypg before his first game to 153.9 ypg the rest of the season.
• Menelik's first sport was basketball. His play at an academy in Spain led to a scholarship at Marist College in New York, where he played in 29 games in the 2010-11 season.
• When he decided to try football last year, he worked out with NFL players before going to Saddleback. During those workouts Watson said he ran a 4.72 40 -- in tennis shoes.