Texas Safety Up to Seven Offers

This Texas safety is taking off like a rocket. The 5-foot-11 and 185-pound standout from Forney (Texas) North says that he's up to seven offers already and another in-state offer could be on the way...

This story originally published on BigRedReport.com

Armani Watts from Forney (Texas) North is getting out and hitting the road a little bit this spring. The 5-foot-11 and 185-pound recruit had plans for another trip this weekend.

"I was at LSU this past weekend," Watts said. "I went to Baylor junior day a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to go to Alabama this weekend, but I don't think that I will be make it.

"I don't have any other plans this spring, but this summer I have some camp plans. I want to get out to UCLA and to Clemson this summer for camp. I don't know what the dates are though."

Watts says that his senior year will be about getting back to his more natural position. As a junior Watts was asked to play another position, but he will play a couple of spots better suited for his abilities this fall.

"I am looking forward to making some big plays for my team and also getting a chance to play some more defense. I didn't get much a chance last year. I had to play quarterback.

"I will be playing safety and wide receiver this year. We have another person to play quarterback this year."

The move back to safety is good for Watts because most of the college programs recruiting him project him there. He says that he's a natural at the position and he's also a student of the game.

"All of the schools are recruiting me to play safety. I think that I have good instincts, good ball skills and great foot work. I can play both the free and the strong positions."

Playing quarterback last year for North Forney had its perks. Watts had a good year running the football, but in just the last few games of the season he got a chance to play some defense and came away with all-district honors.

"I had 1,116 rushing yards as a quarterback last year. I had to scramble a lot. I played defense the last four games and I had about 30 tackles and two interceptions. I was all-district as a safety."

Watts is getting close to a double-digit offer total and at his current rate should be there in a week or so. He thinks that there is a third in-state school that is close to offering him right now.

"I have offers from Nebraska, Clemson, UCLA, North Texas, Oklahoma State, Baylor and Tulsa. I got the Nebraska offer on Monday. I think that Texas Tech is close to offering."

When Watts makes his decision he says that academics will be the biggest factor. After that he will be looking at some specifics about the team and the program.

"Academics are first for me. Then I will look at the fan base, the environment and the coaching. I really don't care about staying close to home or not."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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