Back in January, the Huskers got a late-night surprise commitment from 3-star wide receiver Dominick Watt out of Hollywood, Florida. Watt committed on his birthday and was the second commitment for Nebraska that day. Miles Jones had committed earlier that evening.
Watt had been tangled up in a situation with the NCAA after his ACT score was flagged. A source close the situation said that Nebraska had been waiting on ACT officials to act after the NCAA raised concerns that his two ACT scores did not match up with his SAT score.
This coming Monday is the final drop/add day for classes at Nebraska, which explains why the Huskers took things all the way up to Friday before coach Scott Frost shared any news.
Frost announced after Friday's practice that Watt would be enrolling in junior college.
“Dom, we fought to the end for," Frost said. "It looks like he’s going to go to junior college. He signed an NLI with one of those schools. We are certainly going to keep track of him and we’d love to get him back in the mix. Certainly, everything has to go the right way but we recruited him for a reason and we will try to stick with him.”
It was a frustrating situation for all parties, but at least Watt now has some resolution and can move forward. Based on Frost’s comments, it seems Nebraska will try to stick with Watt through the JUCO process the same way the Huskers are attempting to do so with offensive tackle Willie Canty.
Update: Hail Varsity confirmed that Watt is heading to Garden City Community College to play for head coach Jeff Sims. Garden City is also where offensive tackle Willie Canty ended up after not qualifying at Nebraska. The Huskers also have a big 2019 offensive tackle target at Garden City, Bamidele Olaseni.
I would like to thank all of the Husker Fans that believed in me and those that fought for me to be in Lincoln. It truly means alot, however for the next 2 years I’ll be at Garden City Community College. I have to trust the process and have God beside me at all times.#GBR🔴⚪️
— Dominick Watt (@1Way_Dom) August 25, 2018
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.