2010-11: Watson play for Appleton United High School team in the WIAA of Wisconsin where the defenseman scored 18 goals along with 22 assists and 44 PIMs in 21 games. He was impressive enough for Ohio State recruiter in ask him to sign a commitment to their university at a very young age.
2011-12: Watson played his first season in the USHL with the Sioux City Musketeers where the big defender played the shutdown role and contributed eight assists and a minus 13 rating in 58 games. The Musketeers were swept 2-0 in their first round playoffs series by the Fargo Force.
Watson plays very physical around his own net and can play the shutdown role. The big blueliner has some offensive upside, solid hockey IQ, good poise with the puck and can make good outlet passes up the ice. The stay-at-home defender needs to work on his skating speed, pivots and better angling while gaining more strength and improving his offensive skills.
Watson was committed early to Ohio State University and should have four years of development at the NCAA level to become a solid two-way defenseman.