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DE Amir Watts Sets Another Official Visit

Chicago Phillips senior Amir Watts, currently ranked as the nation's No. 55 DE, has two official visits set to power-five programs, and another school may jump in.

As the 2016 class comes down the home stretch, defensive line remains a key position for many teams. Kids with size and athleticism are tough to find and that's why Chicago Phillips' Amir Watts is such a priority for several programs.

Two of those, Minnesota and Pittsburgh, were both in the school this week and will welcome him for official visits.

"His in-home with Minnesota actually happened Monday," Phillips assistant coach Michael Larson said. "It was great. He has an official visit there December 11-13."

He added, "Pitt has an in-home visit with Amir tonight. Coach Sims was in earlier. Amir set his official to Pitt for January 22nd."

In addition to the Gophers and Panthers, a new program is set to jump in.

"Nebraska has said they will bein this week," Larson said.

The Cornhuskers have not yet offered, but one could materialize and should that happen, are another program Watts would look to visit officially.

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