Omaha Burke receiver Xavier Watts took his third unofficial visit to Nebraska on Friday.
“They asked me last week to come hang out and just be around the players and coaches again,” the 6-foot-1, 180-pound senior to be said. “I didn’t have anything else really to do on Friday afternoon so I went down there.”
Watts made game-day visits last fall, and received a scholarship offer from the Huskers at the Oct. 20 game against Minnesota. He returned for an unofficial visit March 15 and for the spring game April 13.
Friday also was the first of the offseason prospect camps that NU will hold as the calendar turns to June.
“I watched some of the camp and watched the players lift weights,” Watts said. “I also hung out with Coach (Troy) Walters for a bit.”
Watts seems to be developing a strong relationship with NU’s offensive coordinator and receivers coach.
“It’s really good,” Watts said of his connection with Walters. “I am comfortable around him and it’s a pretty good relationship. We just visited about basketball today.”
Watts has two of his five NCAA-allowed official visits planned for June 21 at Notre Dame and Aug. 31 for Michigan’s home opener. Two more official visits will likely take place in June.
“I might take an official visit to Wisconsin June 13, and Nebraska said something about maybe taking an official visit at the end of June.”
Watts had an unofficial visit to Wisconsin on April 6. He has also taken two unofficial visits to Notre Dame and one to Michigan on April 20.
Watts originally planned to take an official visit to Nebraska in the fall. He is now thinking he wants to speed up the recruitment process.
“I originally was going to wait and commit later, but I might just get it out of the way before my high school season starts,” said Watts, the top-ranked player in the state, according to NebHSRecruiting. He is as a three-star prospect, according to Rivals and the 247Sports composite.
Watts was an All-Nebraska selection after catching 67 passes for 1,093 yards and 14 touchdowns for the state champion Bulldogs. He also made 58 tackles as a safety.
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