Arkansas picked up its second pledge of the day and the 16th commit overall of the 2014 class Friday night when St. Louis prep defensive tackle Armon Watts came aboard.
Watts (6-5, 275) - a standout for Christian Brothers College High - chose Arkansas over Wisconsin and Syracuse and Missouri among others.
"To be able to play in the best conference in college football, that's just an unbelievable thing," Watts told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I felt like that could be a good fit for me."
He made the commitment while on an unofficial visit to Arkansas that will continue through Saturday.
"I was up here on a visit, an unofficial visit, and I toured the whole campus, the facilities and got to talk to a lot of the coaches," Watts said. "I had a long talk with my position coach and (Bielema), and I just felt with everything I had seen it was the perfect spot for me. I felt like the D-line coach will put me in a great place as far as playing at the next level in my future."
Watts had 57 tackles last season and four sacks last season while also having one fumble recovery.
"The recruiting process was very difficult," Watts said. "Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful thing and I loved it — of course all the attention. It's kind of hard. You love every school you go see, the facilities and the coaches. I guess it's just the instinct you have when you are ready to narrow it down."
Offensive lineman Brian Wallace (6-6, 295) - Watts' teammate - is also visiting Arkansas this weekend.
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