"I work really hard and just keep grinding every day. We have a great fan base. And I have great father and great teammates pushing me. It feels good to see your hard work paying off."
Watts said the offer caught him by surprise.
"I really didn't expect the offer, but it was a great feeling to get it," he said.
He visited the Blue Devils' campus a couple of weeks ago.
"I went up to UNC-Charlotte for a camp and then went to Duke with some friends to see the campus," Watts said.
"While we were there, we ran into the starting quarterback (Anthony Boone). He basically gave us a little tour."
The Ocean Lakes standout enjoyed spending time with one the Duke signal-caller.
"It felt great," he said. "He made me feel like it was home. He told us to keep focusing on our grades and to keep working hard on the football field."
"He also talked about his recruiting process – about how he didn't worry about his offers. He basically just worried about grades and SAT scores."
Besides the schools that have offered, Watts is also attracting interest from others.
Despite the offers and interest, Watts claims no favorites at this time.
"I'm open to all schools right now," said Watts. "I'm keeping all my options open. I'm just going to keep working and try to get my name out there."
Watts said he knows his role will be bigger this fall.
"I think I'm going to have to make a lot of plays," he said. "I'm going to be playing on both sides of the ball, so I have to help my team out the best way that I can. I just have to be focused all the time."
After losing in the state championship game last season, Watts says the Dolphins are focused on getting back to Charlottesville.
"Winning a state championship is the only goal this fall," said Watts. "Our coach has said just take it day by day and one game at a time. So our first game against Tallwood – we're just focused on that right now. We will worry about states when we get to the playoffs."