CENTRAL HEIGHTS, TX (KTRE) - Blue Devil, Cade Watson, signed to play baseball at Tyler Junior College on Wednesday.
The catcher is going from one winning program in Central Heights, to another winning program in TJC. The Blue Devils clinched their 9th consecutive district title this year, while the Apaches are three-time reigning national champions, looking to snag their fourth straight title.
As the Blue Devils leadoff hitter, head baseball coach Travis Jackson said Watson is hitting near .400 this year.
Watson is part of a strong senior group that has carried Central Heights to a 29-1-1 record and that's playing in a regional quarterfinal this week.
"I'm excited that they got some World Series rings. It will be awesome to grab one myself. I think I'll handle the transition well. I'll just keep doing the same thing I've been doing that's working," said Watson. "Signing is something that playing Little League, every kid wants to do eventually. It just stuck with me and I worked for it and got it."
"He's very capable of going to the next level and playing," said Jackson. "He's one of the leaders on our team statically and has been a senior leader throughout. He's done a great job of leading us throughout all our play this year and he has a very good chance of going and doing some great things at TJC."
Watson said he plans on studying physical therapy.