Watson solidifies key spot for Huskers

Nebraska needed a point guard, and landed one of the nation's best on Sunday.

The class of 2015 isn’t exactly loaded with tons of quality floor generals, so getting one is a major win. The Nebraska Cornhuskers did just that on Sunday night when they got the commitment of four-star Glynn Watson.

At 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds, Watson isn’t exactly someone that strikes fear into opponents during the layup line, but once the game gets going it is a different story. Watson has near elite speed, good floor vision, and an impressive floater once he gets into the lane. On top of it all, Watson is also a very tough kid who always is playing hard.

That particular skill set is something that the Huskers really needed in 2015 given the presence of Kansas transfer Andrew White on the wing along potential Big Ten Player of the Year Terran Petteway. Also the Cornhuskers have talented youngster Tai Webster who is best off the ball as opposed to being a primary ball handler. Because of that a pass first point guard is of the utmost importance, and Nebraska landed just that in Watson.

With Watson, now Nebraska can likely match almost any team when it comes to talent on the perimeter. Not to mention his style of play, and pass first skillset, makes him someone that other players should find attractive as they look at their potential college destination.

It is very tough to find real point guards, and now Nebraska has one. With the Cornhuskers coming off of an impressive run to the NCAA Tournament, they needed a marquee recruit like Watson, and they got just that.

Landing Watson now makes the Cornhuskers a major threat going forward in the Big Ten to make noise. The Big Ten was put on notice last year of what Tim Miles is building, and now with Watson he has a four year point guard who should keep Nebraska in contention to finish in the top half of the league for a long time.

Also by landing Watson Nebraska will be able to play at a faster pace. His ability to push in transition gives Miles more versatility to and ability to play the way he wants with a more up tempo style.

Overall this is a tremendous get for the Cornhuskers. Not only does Watson fit exactly what they need, but he is a marquee commitment at a premium position, and he shows that Nebraska basketball is here to stay.

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