Watts Likes Irish

Washington County high school in Sandersville, GA is home to Seth Watts. The 6-5, 305-pound offensive tackle is a hot prospect in the south with 11 offers so far. Are the Irish interested?

Seth Watts had an impressive junior season where he graded out at 88.6 percent along the line and recorded 149 knock-down blocks. Schools have taken notice. "Georgia, Stanford, Florida State, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Louisville and Maryland have offered," said Watts.

Watts says he grew up a Notre Dame fan and they have been in contact with him. "I always liked them and watched them. They were my team and I read all about their history. Once Mark Richt became coach at Georgia, I started watching them too. I started liking Georgia quite a bit so both were probably my favorite teams."

The Irish have been in contact with Watts but no offer yet. "Their coach came by my school and I talked to him. He said they would recruit me. I get mail from them but no offer yet."

The Georgia prospect says he is very interested in Notre Dame. "Of course I'm interested. I grew up liking them. Their history is amazing and it's a good team and program every year. I hope they recruit me."

Watts says he probably won't attend camps this summer. "I might go to a 1-day camp that is local so I don't have to miss time with my team. I might go to Georgia for a day camp but my team is very focused. We should be very good next year and we work out all the time together. I just want to prepare for my senior season."

Academics will be a big part of Watts decision. "Academics will be really big. I want a school that is noted for academics. I also want to see how the coaches interact with the players. The people will be important and how I fit in with them."

Watts says he is going to take his time with his decision. "I am going to look at everything about a school. I will take my visits. I might not take all five but I will take some. I will take them after my season is finished."

Does Watts have a top 5? "I'm open to anyone right now but Georgia, Auburn, Florida State, Stanford and Notre Dame are the schools that I like right now."

Comments. The Irish can get into this race with an offer. I always find it interesting when the in-state schools offer. They usually know the player best. If the Irish offer, I expect Watts to become very interested in Notre Dame. I would say Georgia is the clear leader for him right now.

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