Three-star Mississippi State signee Nathaniel Watson Jr. was arrested following a drag-racing accident involving another student and charged with multiple crimes, including a felony charge of assault first degree on Friday, according to the The Clanton Advertiser.
Per the report:
“The accident occurred after Tyrone Davis, also a student at MHS, lined up in front of the school with his vehicle along with Nathaniel Watson’s vehicle for a race, witnesses stated that they lined up side by side and floored it, and both vehicles were squalling their tires and fishtailing up the highway heading into town,” according to an MPD press release. “As the racing vehicles topped a hill, an oncoming car caused Nathaniel Watson Jr. to swerve and lose control striking a power pole, cutting it in half and knocking power out to portions of Maplesville.”
According to the report, a passenger in Watson’s car suffered a broken femur, along with several other serious injuries.
First-year Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead hasn’t commented on the incident as of Saturday, Feb. 17.
Watson, who signed his letter of intent on National Signing Day earlier this month, ranks as the No. 52 athlete, the No. 19 player from the state of Alabama and the No. 667 overall prospect for the 2018 national recruiting cycle.