It was a lit atmosphere for the Nebraska Cornhuskers yesterday as they defeated Oregon with several recruiting targets on the sidelines.
And it paid off for the defensive line.
Deiontae Watts, a defensive tackle from Plano East High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, has committed to the Huskers this morning via Twitter.
Watts is the 48th best player in the state of Texas, according to the 247sports composite. He is the 27th best defensive tackle in the 2017 recruiting class as well.
Besides Nebraska, Watts had offers from Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Ole Miss, and Tennessee among a litany of other schools.
There’s no mistake on Watts and the ability to play against good offensive linemen, as the eastern part of the DFW metroplex have a lot of FBS-worthy kids. John Parrella and Mark Banker have sold the fact that there is youth & playing time available after Kevin Maurice leaves this year, and Watts is a guy at 6’3" who can contribute immediately if he can slim down a little bit.
Watts joins fellow DT target Deontre Thomas on the DT train for this class, while being the 4rd DL member when you add Robert Porcher IV & Guy Thomas to the fray. Watts is currently the fifth-highest member of the Nebraska class.
Who is next?