Watts Labels ASU Visit as Great

In recent years Dirk Koetter and his staff at Arizona State have increasingly looked to Texas and all the wealth of talent it has to offer. Sheldon Watts is another player from the Lone Star State being pursued by the Sun Devils. He visited Arizona State this weekend and spoke with DevilsDigest about the trip.

Two years ago Arizona State signed offensive lineman Andrew Carnahan out of Texas and last year followed that up with another offensive tackle, Julius Orieukwu. This recruiting season, Hightower high school standout Sheldon Watts, from Sugar Land, is one of the names to keep in mind as the Sun Devils make their way back to the Lone Star state for what could eventually be a triumvirate of Texans on the starting offensive line.

At 6-3 and 270 pounds, Watts projects as an offensive tackle and that's where most of the teams interested in him are recruiting him at. Even so, there is a possibility that he may wind up as a defensive tackle, and Arizona State Defensive Coordinator Brent Guy was in his home for a visit last week.

Watts followed up that visit by Guy with an official trip to Arizona State, his first, this past weekend. "[The visit] was real good," Watts said. "Actually, it was great. I got to see the campus. I got to interact with the players, the coaches (too). I had a very nice time. Everything was beautiful."

Hosted on his first night by DeAndre Johnson and on his second night by Robert Gustavis, Watts claims that since the Sun Devils were his first official visit, and considering he had a great time, Arizona State is now "number one" on his list with the University of Arizona and his hometown school, the University of Houston rounding out the top three. All three have offered according to Watts.

He is also still considering Colorado State and Iowa State among others and mentioned that his visit schedule was somewhat unclear at the present. Watts is unsure where he will be visiting in the coming weeks, but knows that he will take at least a couple more official visits between now and the end of January, with Arizona and Houston being the most likely destinations. A decision should come soon thereafter according to Watts.

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