A 6-foot-5, 270-pounder that intimidates on the gridiron and the baseball diamond, Zach Watts has been drawing recruiting interest in two sports. Right now it appears his future will be in football.
"I enjoy baseball but football is definitely my passion," said Watts, a pitcher and first baseman that has helped Windsor's baseball team to a 17-2 record and No. 2 state ranking this spring.
A starting defensive lineman as a sophomore and junior for Wizards' football squad, Watts also began playing left tackle in 2016 and he played well enough at the position to earn two offers, from Wyoming and Utah State.
"With having just one year of experience playing on the offensive line, you could say I am pretty raw at the position," he said. "I think my biggest strength as a player right now is how I play nasty. I just kind of go out there and destroy anything that is in front of me."
In addition to the two schools that have offered him, Watts has been drawing recruiting interest from Colorado, Colorado State, Montana, North Dakota and Washington State.
"I am definitely looking forward to attending a CU camp this summer," he said. "I have been hearing from Coach [Klayton] Adams, CU's offensive line coach. He basically said if I handle everything there and do what I am supposed to do, he thinks I can earn an offer there."
Watts' level of interest in the Buffaloes grew substantially when he toured CU's campus and the team's facilities during a Recruit Day event earlier this spring.
"It wowed me. Everything there is top of the line," he said. "Talking to [head] coach [Mike] MacIntyre, you can tell why the organization is on the rise and why a lot of good players are now interested in CU. CU is just a big time school, everything there is the real deal."
Watts also has a favorable impression of the first program to offer him.
"Wyoming has been recruiting me since the end of my sophomore year so I have gotten to know the coaches up there pretty well. I have been on five or six visits to Wyoming," he said. "Everything up there is awesome. Their coaches are very honest and mean everything they say, whether it is something I need to work on or just things they like about me. They have been completely honest with me the entire time and that is what I like about them."
Watts would ideally like to make a commitment this summer. Academically, he plans to pursue a degree in Business in college.