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2023 Iowa Defensive Back Watts McBride Excited to Get Husker Offer after Friday Night Lights

June 18, 2021

The Huskers held their second Friday Night Lights camp on Friday night. There were a lot of players on the field eager to work with the Nebraska coaching staff. It’s been over a year since prospects could work directly with coaches so camp season has been more important than ever this June.

A lot of times there are scholarship offers that come from these camps. That happened again on Friday when the Huskers offered 2023 defensive back Watts McBride.

The offer was McBride’s first and he was thrilled to receive it.

“I was shocked at first,” McBride told Hail Varsity. “I came and learned a lot at camp. It felt super good and I’m really excited! After Coach (Scott) Frost was done taking, I went up to Coach (Travis) Fisher and he said he liked what he saw and offered me.”

The Husker coaches liked what they saw out of McBride (6-0, 175) during the drills and the camp and enjoyed being able to work with him on Friday. Prior to the camp, the Iowa native was able to tour campus some which he enjoyed. He also spent time in the football facilities which he described as really cool.

Like a lot of prospects this month McBride has been busy. Aside from Nebraska’s camp he’s also been to camp at Iowa and Iowa State. The Huskers were the first school to offer the George Washington High School standout. He currently doesn’t have plans to do any other camps this summer but may fit in a college visit or two.

For now, he’s looking forward to seeing where the relationship goes with Nebraska.

“Yeah for sure, I want to go to a game in the fall,” McBride said. “I look forward to building a relationship with the coaches.”

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