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.
Truly grateful to have received my first offer from the University of Nebraska! @HuskerFBNation @CoachTFisher @CoachChinander @SeanDillonNU @coach_frost @TheStrengthU @CRWarriorFB #GBR pic.twitter.com/ieJwYpu0Z1
— watts mcbride (@wattsmcbride21) June 19, 2021
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.”
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.