Big wins can cause big things to happen in recruiting. Nebraska might have seen it first hand on Sunday.
In front of a packed house of 90,000 plus fans, the Huskers beat No. 22 Oregon on Saturday to improve to 3-0 on the season. Plano East four-star defensive tackle Deiontae Watts was in attendance. And on Sunday, announced news regarding his recruitment status going forward.
The 6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive tackle is the 15th known commitment in Nebraska's class. The Huskers beat out schools like Arkansas, Baylor, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas for his services.
"Watts is a big interior defensive line prospect who's potentially scheme-versatile at the Power Five conference level," said Scout.com recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks, who is in Watts' neck of the woods. "He has a big frame and good size to match and is powerful at the point of attack. He shows ability to back up traffic and plug gaps. Can take on blockers and still affect opponents' run game. Strong hands aid in consistent disengaging ability and sure tackling. Sometimes can collapse pocket as interior pass-rusher. At times, shows excellent get-off at the snap, but inconsistent in that aspect of his game for now. Can improve body control, especially when taking contact. Possibly scheme-versatile enough to play in an even or odd front."
The commitment from Watts puts the Huskers back in the top 20 when it comes to the Scout.com national team recruiting rankings.
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