It's been an evenful year for Los Banos (Calif.) offensive lineman Walter Watts. The mammoth guard prospect committed back in the summer to UCLA and was the first commitment the Bruins received this year. Watts then missed his entire senior year after breaking his leg in the first game of the season and has now decided to open up his recruitment and will take an official visit to the MWC this weekend.
Watts, 6-3, 300 pounds is a talented guard prospect who recently decided to de-commit from UCLA and will take a few visits in these coming weeks.
"I'm going to Utah this weekend," Watts said. "My dad actaully played for Utah and I'm interested in checking them out to see what they're all about. They offered me and have been recruiting me pretty hard so I'm looking forward to this visit.
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"For next weekend, I'm still not sure what I'm going to do. I could visit Colorado but I'm also hearing a lot from Arizona. Both of those schools have offered as well and were excited to hear that I was opening things up. I'm kind of leaning more towards visiting Colorado but I'll get that visit confirmed sometime next week."
As for his de-commitment from UCLA, the L.A Daily News ran an article a few days ago saying it was an academic thing with Watts and added that he was being told he would need to spend a year at a JC before he could enroll.
"I'm fine academically, I'm going to qualify," Watts said. "UCLA just has so many linemen committed right now and although I'm not afraid to compete, they have a lot of guys coming in. I just thought it would be better for me to look around a little and I like the other options I have right now. I should be ready to decide around Signing Day."