Craig Watts Jr. is a four-star safety prospect in the 2016 college football recruiting class and made a shocking decision on where to play. He took to his personal Twitter account to announce that after discussing things with his family he was committing to the Colorado Buffaloes over schools like the Ohio State Buckeyes and Wisconsin Badgers.
It was a huge shock to say the least, although it does show that he wants to play earlier in his career rather than wait. Colorado is nothing compared to Ohio State and Wisconsin, but he will immediately get on the field and be a difference maker for the Buffaloes. Watts has the talent to become an NFL prospect like the above picture suggests, but he will have to work even harder to get noticed at Colorado.
Watts had 41 total offers to choose from, with most of the schools being bigger than Colorado. Not only did he turn down Ohio State and Wisconsin, he also passed on the opportunity to play at Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan, Miami and Mississippi State. That would take a look of conviction to make that decision to pass on bigger and better schools to play for a team that likely won’t ever compete for a championship.
That being said, his decision has been made and he will begin his career with the Buffaloes next season.
Obviously it is going to be intriguing to watch him develop and see just how good he becomes over the next few seasons. If he continues working hard and developing like many expect him to, there is no doubt that Watts is going to be something special for the Buffaloes.
Expect to hear plenty about him over the next couple of years as he starts his career as a major key for the Colorado defense.
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