Mississippi State 2018 commit Nathaniel Watson Jr. has been charged with assault first degree and a number of traffic violations following a car accident that occurred on Feb. 1. Watson and his classmate at Maplesville High School in Alabama, Tyrone Davis, were both charged following the crash.

Here's a description of what happened according to the Maplesville Police Department, via The Clanton Advertiser.

"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."