Glen Ellen (Ill.) Glenbard West defensive end Kevin Watt has taken a couple junior days the past few weeks. Who has the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder visited and what did he think of the schools?
"Recently I've gone to junior days at Iowa and Illinois," he said. "My visit to Iowa was a lot of fun. I got to meet with coach Ferentz and I got to go to a basketball game. I've been there a couple times before for football games and such, but I was really impressed with the coaching staff and facilities from this trip. I really liked the environment there too.
"My trip to Illinois a couple weeks ago was pretty cool as well. I was impressed with their coaching staff and got to tour the facilities and meet with coach Zook. I talked with him for a little bit to introduce myself and he talked to me about where the program is going. It was a good conversation."
Currently, Iowa is leading for Watt as they are sending the most mail while he claims Illinois is a close second. Meanwhile other schools that have been in touch with Watt include Yale, Princeton, Penn, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Boston College.
Is there anything he is looking for out of a school?
"The first thing I obviously want is a place with good academics and then the environment is big for me too," he said. "I know that my decision is going to be huge and so I have to make sure I feel right with the coaches and campus. Mostly those are the main factors for me as I'll be visiting more schools this spring and summer."
Watt is considering attending summer camps at Boston College, Iowa, Illinois and Northwestern.
Last season the defensive end prospect registered 60 tackles and two sacks in just six games due to injury. He went on to be named honorable mention all-area and all-conference as a junior.
"I think my best attribute on the field is that I have a mentality to always go and get to the ball no matter what," he said. "Nothing stops me out there on the field. I also really like to hit and blow players off the line.
"I know that I'm a versatile player too. I can play defensive end, linebacker, tight end, fullback and even long snapper. Whatever a team needs me to do I can do it and I'm hoping that colleges see that with me so that I can get out on the field as much as possible."