Watt Still Sorting Out Top Schools

Freshly minted five-star prospect Chris Watt is still working on trimming his list from 27 scholarship offers. One thing that is for sure is that he plans to be at Ohio State this weekend. BuckeyeSports.com has info on that trip, plus the two schools that will definitely make his final list.

With 27 schools having offered him a scholarship for football, there are plenty people wondering what's going on with Chris Watt.

Scout.com's No. 2 offensive guard and No. 46 player overall in the nation in the class of 2009 at least can assuage coaches and fans from two schools.

Though Watt still has been unable to cut down his list – an original plan to trim to 8-10 schools by the end of May or early June has been edited to get his list to five by July – two schools are assured of a spot in his top five in Notre Dame and Ohio State.

"I know the most about them, just from talking with the coaches and the players," he said. "I probably just know them best."

Other than that, not much has changed for Watt over the past few months. His time of late has included finishing up his junior year at Glen Ellyn (Ill.) Glenbard West as well as completing offseason workouts with his high school squad both on the gridiron and the hardwood.

As a result, he's been unable to make any major decisions when it comes to the football recruiting process.

"I haven't really been able to sit down with my parents yet," Watt said. "It's one of the things I'm trying to get to, but I'm really busy with some football stuff and some basketball stuff."

He now faces sort of a crunched timeframe for making his decision. The five-star prospect's goal is to have a choice made by late summer, especially as the pressure of being a high profile recruit begins to mount.

"There's some pressure overall, but that's why I'm hoping to get it done a little earlier than some people who hold out," Watt said. "I don't know how Terrelle Pryor did it, going past National Signing Day. I think I'm going to finish up in July sometime."

Ohio State is on the docket this upcoming weekend for a visit. Though the Buckeye football program is hosting its second and final elite camp of the year, Watt might not be taking part even though he's traveling down with his father Friday morning.

"I don't know if I'm going to get there in time because I have a dentist appointment at 7, so I don't know when that's going to be over with," he said. "When it is my dad and I are going to shoot over. Whenever I get there, maybe I'll participate, but I'm not sure."

Watt just jumped into Scout's top 50 players in the nation in the recent rankings released this past week, earning him a fifth star.


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