When Nebraska hired 3-4 guru Bob Diaco for the spot of defensive coordinator, Deiontae Watts must have been smiling from ear to ear. He’s signed his letter of intent and is officially a Nebraska Cornhusker.
Watts, who comes from Plano East HS in the bustling Dallas-Fort Worth suburb in Texas, is the 417th-best player in the 2017 class, according to the 247Sports composite. He is also the 58th-best player in the state of Texas, and the 32nd-best defensive tackle in the recruiting cycle.
Besides Nebraska, Watts had interest and offers from Texas A&M, Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, and other Power 5 and FBS schools.
Expectation: With Mark Banker, I would have expected that Watts would have probably been on the redshirting side of things. But now with the Diaco need for a big 0-1 technique, Watts has the chance to be a solid contributor in Lincoln almost right away.