A strong contender for playing time at linebacker in 2000 . . .
AS A FRESHMAN: Sat out the entire 1999 season for academic reasons . . .
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar's and The National Recruiting Advisor's All-America Teams . . . ranked among the Southeast's top athletes (No. 12) by PrepStar . . . PrepStar considers Waters to be "the most versatile athlete in the state of Florida" . . . rated among the nation's top 200 players by The National Recruiting Advisor . . . featured on SuperPrep's All-Dixie Team . . . listed on the Super Southern 100 List compiled by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . . ranked among the South's top 12 linebackers by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . . earned Class 3A all-state honors as a senior . . . recorded 100 tackles, including six sacks, in 1998 . . . caught 19 passes for 486 yards (.25.6 avg.) and nine touchdowns as a senior. . . also rushed for 300 yards (6.1 avg.) and five TDs in '98. . . accounted for 1,300 total yards (800 passing, 500 rushing) as a junior . . . registered 75 tackles in '97 . . . played no fewer than seven positions during his prep career for Coach LeRoy Ryals at Booker High School in Sarasota, Fla. . . . saw action at wide receiver, defensive end, safety, tight end, linebacker, quarterback and running back . . . runs 4.55 in the 40 . . . born Jan. 24, 1981.
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