Waters, ranked as the No. 41 safety in the country by Scout.com, now denies a leader but favors Miami, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Wake Forest (September leader). He says that all of his favorites have offered.
He hasn't scheduled any official visits yet either. "I plan to do it after my season is over," Waters said. "I don't want to miss anything with my team and my schedule is pretty demanding."
Waters admits he'd prefer to take as much time as possible for making his decision. "Deciding on signing day would be ideal," he said. "But I wouldn't wait if I felt like I was ready.
"I want to get a feel for the campus and see if it fits me," he said. "I also want to fit in with the defense and be able to make a difference on the team."
Waters says that Maryland is recruiting him the hardest and he's already attended three Terps games (against James Madison, Middle Tennessee and Rutgers).
He says the schools that have impressed him the most so far this year are Miami and Virginia Tech. "I really like what they've done," he said. "I'm surprised by how well they are doing. They held their own against some good teams. "I love their style of play," Waters said about the ‘Canes. "They don't back down and they always bring it."
The ‘Canes only loss this season was to another favorite program, Virginia Tech. "I like how they play too," he said. "They came out looking great against Miami and did what they had to do.
"I was at their spring game this year and I knew they'd be good," he said. "But I think they're playing even better than I expected."
Another program that has exceeded Waters' expectations is Michigan. "They have a good future too," he said. "They started really well and have a lot of good young players. I think coach Rich Rodriguez is getting things going."
He says he's being recruited by Wolverines wide receivers coach Tony Dews. "He just tells me about how much Michigan has to offer," Waters said. "He says that they bring a lot to the table and that playing in the Big House is an big opportunity.
"They aren't really known for recruiting Maryland, so just that they came after me means a lot," he said.
Another coach that Waters has a good relationship with is Wake Forest graduate assistant/defense coach Napoleon Sykes. "We're good friends," he said. "He's from my area and played for Gilman. We relate well."
Waters says he's also been impressed with what he's seen from the Demon Deacons this season. "I like how they play," he said. "That Maryland game (which Wake Forest won 42-32) was a good win."
He reports a 3.2 core GPA and a 1390 three-part SAT.