Height 6'2"
Weight 215
Year First Year
Hometown Brentwood, Tenn.
High School Franklin Road Academy
Major Enrolled at Columbia College
Experience High School
School: CC
Birthdate November 15, 1999




A 2018 graduate of Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, Tenn., where he earned four varsity letters in football for Head Coach Bill Whittemore … Named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Division II All-State linebacker as a senior … Three-time All-Region selection … Two-time All-District selection … Four-year starter who played linebacker and tight end … Named team captain as a senior … Concluded career with 155 tackles (78 solo), 7.5 sacks, four interceptions on defense, caught 20 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 415 yards on 79 carries and five touchdowns on offense in 40 games played … Finished with 62 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions, one forced fumble on defense and rushed for 407 yards and five touchdowns on 72 carries and caught 13 passes for 141 yards on offense as a senior … Scored three touchdowns on three interceptions during senior year … Returned an interception back 64 yards for a touchdown against Goodpasture … Led the Panthers to a 5-7 record and second round of state playoffs as a senior … Registered 72 tackles, two sacks, forced three fumbles on defense, caught five passes for 50 yards and a touchdown and ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries on offense as a junior … Made 45 tackles and scored one defensive touchdown on offense and made four receptions for 93 yards on defense as a sophomore … Made 25 tackles and a sack as a freshman … Nine-time varsity letterwinner in football, basketball and baseball … Also played basketball … Guided the Panthers to a regional basketball title … National Honor Society member … Named to the annual Headmaster’s List during all four years … Earned Latin I, Latin II and Latin III honors, New Testament Award and Weights Award … Involved in various community service activities including Best Buddies, mission trips to Jamaica and Nicaragua.




Born Watson Carl Tansil on November 15, 1999 in Nashville, Tenn. … Son of Scott and Kelley Tansil … Has two older brothers: Wynne and Will … Brother Wynne was an All-State baseball player in high school … Brother Will was a three-time state high school wrestling medalist … Hobbies and interests including hanging out with friends, working out and football practice … In 2017-18, attended the Georgia-Alabama national championship game, Patriots vs. Falcons Super Bowl and Predators vs. Penguins Stanley Cup … If he could travel back in time, he would go watch Michael Jordan play … Attended same high school as Columbia women’s basketball player Riley Casey … First commit for Columbia in its Class of 2022 … Chose Columbia for the culture of the football team, the high academic reputation of the school and the location of the school in New York City … Chose Columbia over offers from Butler and Birmingham Southern … Enrolled in Columbia College and intends to major in Financial Economics.



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