Watts De-Commits from Bruins, Likes CU

There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. The UCLA staff has done such a good job of recruiting offensive lineman this year they have seven highly regarded players committed at the position. Not anymore. Walter Watts has de-committed from the Bruins and is taking a hard look at Colorado, among others. The four star lineman, ranked 50th in the nation at his position, gives us the full story and could be visiting Boulder this weekend or next.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 305
40 time: 4.9
From: Los Banos, California
High School: Los Banos

Colorado needs lineman on both sides of the ball in a major way so it is no surprise the new staff in Boulder is going hard after former UCLA commit Walter Watts. Watts is a big athlete that also stars in Basketball. He is one of his high school's best basketball players.

He suffered a tough senior season. "I broke my Fibula on the third play of the first game and missed the whole year," Watts explained. "It was really rough but I am fully recovered now."

Since he committed so early to the Bruins many schools backed off. He is now receiving plenty of attention. "Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and UNLV have offered me now. The Utah coaches came by today, Arizona is coming by tomorrow and Colorado is coming by on Wednesday."

The four star prospect gives many reasons for his de-commitment from the Bruins. "First off, they have seven players committed at my position. The other thing is that I have a lot of family in L.A. and the more I thought about it, the more I thought that might be a distraction for me as I went to school and played football."

Watts has spoken with many of the coaches on the new CU staff. "Colorado was the first school to write me and they have always shown interest. I spoke with the new head coach, the new offensive line coach and the regional recruiting coach. They tell me they are really interested in getting me up there."

With only two weeks left, and a handful of schools vying for his attention, where will he visit? "I might go to Arizona this weekend and Utah next weekend. No wait, I am not sure. I might go to Colorado this weekend or next weekend. You know, I really don't know. I am going to talk to the coaches the next couple of days and see where I'm at."

He talks about his interests in the Wildcats and Utes. "I like the scenery out in Arizona and my god mom and dad live in Phoenix. My dad played at Utah and he is fond of that school."

Watts is fully qualified.

The BSN will speak with the lineman again soon to see if he will be tripping to Boulder.


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