Little Elm cornerback Ryan Watts’ recent surge on the recruiting trail continued on Thursday, as the Texas Longhorns became the latest to jump into the mix with the in-state talent.
The invitation marks a tremendous start to 2019 for the three-star prospect, who has seen each of his 21 offers roll in throughout the past month. Texas now joins the likes of Oklahoma, Washington, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, and Arkansas as programs in pursuit of his services, just to name a few.
A fast-rising prospect, Watts is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 462 player and No. 31 cornerback, per the 247Sports Composite, but there’s good reason to expect Watts to climb the ranks throughout the 7-on-7 circuit, as evident by his suddenly-soaring recruitment.
Standing at 6’2, 187 pound, Watts presents ideal length as a boundary cornerback and he displays an impressive ability to make plays on the ball. Watts makes good use of his hands around the line of scrimmage and is then able to rely on lengthy strides to run step-for-step with receivers.
Watts now becomes one of eight uncommitted cornerback prospects with a Texas offer in hand.