Thursday, February 28, 2013
ATH Armani Watts talks latest offer
By Damon Sayles
The recruiting stock of athlete Armani Watts (Forney, Texas/North Forney) is rapidly rising, and his reputation of being a versatile option strengthens with each play made in practices, camps and combines.
Oklahoma has taken notice, and on Thursday, the Sooners became the latest to offer the 6-foot, 180-pound athlete. Watts picked up the Oklahoma offer Thursday afternoon and now has eight offers on his plate, three coming from the Big 12.
“My coach told me that Coach [Bob] Stoops wanted to talk to me, so I called him,” Watts said. “When he offered me, it felt good. It’s exciting to get an offer from OU.”
Watts said Oklahoma offered him as a safety, but if the opportunity comes, he’ll play at multiple positions. Watts lined up at quarterback, running back, wide receiver, safety and cornerback for North Forney during the 2012 season.
Watts, who has been to Oklahoma for a summer camp last year, has additional offers from Baylor, Oklahoma State, Clemson, UCLA, Nebraska, Tulsa and North Texas. While he doesn’t have a favorite, Watts said he is looking at a possible visit to Norman, Okla., in March for an unofficial visit and a chance to see a spring practice.
“OU’s got a good program, great coaching and great fans,” Watts said. “They play physical defense, and I like playing physical. The safeties come down and make plays on blitzes. I like that.”