The 2017 Nebraska recruiting class took a hit on Sunday as defensive tackle Deiontae Watts won’t being playing for the Huskers in 2017 a source close to the 3-star defensive tackle told Hail Varsity.
The source said that Watts did not qualify academically at Nebraska and had signed with Fort Scott Community College in Kansas, though his future there is somewhat uncertain at the moment.
Watts, from Texas prep powerhouse Plano East, was one of four defensive line signees in the 2017 class. The Huskers signed two other high school defensive tackles in the class, Damion Daniels and Deontre Thomas.
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Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.