DT Standout Talks Missouri And Recruiting

The Missouri Tigers annual Black & Gold spring game brought in a lot of unofficial visitors to check out the spring ball ending game and get a look at the program up close. ShowMeMizzou.com spoke to a visitor who recently picked up his first SEC offer.

The Missouri Tigers hosted a large contingent of football recruits on Saturday for their annual Black  & Gold game to close out spring football for 2013.

One of the many prospects on hand was St. Louis (MO) CBC DT Armon Watts 6'5" 274 5.1 forty, who spoke to ShowMeMizzou.com following the game about his visit and recruitment, including by the Tigers.

"It was really good. I had been to Mizzou before, but I looked around and then watched the spring game," said Watts. "I also spoke to Coach Ford and Coach Pinkel. They said I was a great football player and that they would like me to come camp with them in June. I feel like they may be close to offering. They seem like they want to see me in person at camp though and I will be going attending that. I like Mizzou a lot. It's a good program and good school in the SEC that is close to home, so I hope it happens. I hope they offer."

Missouri would be Watts second SEC offer as the big defensive lineman recently picked up one from the Kentucky Wildcats.

"The Kentucky coach had added me on Facebook and told me to give him a call. Coach Pingel told me that I had an offer coming and so I called coach and he said that they had seen my highlight film and thought I would be a good fit for their program. He asked me if I be interested in playing for them and offered me."

Watts, who also has offers from Memphis, Idaho and Ball State has also been talking to Michigan State and Iowa a lot lately, and is starting to hear from UCLA, Illinois and Northwestern.

"Michigan State seems like they may be close to offering. I talk to Coach Johnson from Iowa almost every week. He tells me that I am a top prospect on their board and about offering," he said.

Armon is good friends with fellow CBC lineman and fellow D1 recruit Brian Wallace. The pair are friends and I asked if playing together at the same school was something they spoke about?

"Brian and I have talked about it a little bit. We like some of the same school so it wouldn't be bad if it happened, but we'll have to wait and see."

Watts is undecided about a major and is also unsure of when he might make a decision regarding a college.

Armon recorded 57 tackles and had 4 sacks as a junior playing nose guard for the Cadets. He has great size, quickness and is athletic with a good motor. He reports a 265-pound bench max and is working to get stronger, but he has the athleticism to play the 3-technique in a 4-3 or possibly play DE in a 3-4 with his size.

ShowMeMizzou.com will follow up on his recruitment.


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