Nebraska's 35-32 win over Oregon paid immediate dividends in the recruiting department, as the Huskers picked up a key defensive line commit just hours after they beat the Ducks in Memorial Stadium.
Plano (Texas) East defensive tackle Deiontae Watts — a 6-foot-3, 305-pound three-star prospect — announced on Twitter Sunday morning that he'd committed to Nebraska following the win.
“I will be taking my talents to the University of Nebraska,” Watts wrote on his Twitter account. He did not immediately respond to a World-Herald request for comment.
Watts is the fourth defensive line commit in the class for Nebraska defensive line coach John Parrella, who has made a splash in his first year of recruiting at the FBS level. Already, Parrella has commits from Mustang (Okla.) defensive tackle Deontre Thomas, Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington defensive end Guy Thomas and Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips defensive end Robert Porcher. The Huskers are also considered a leader for Dallas Bishop Dunne tackle Damion Daniels.
NU hosted several recruits on official visits, including current commits. One uncommitted prospect, Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum defensive back Trajon Cotton, said on Twitter the Nebraska game was the “most lit I ever went to.”
Nebraska has 15 commits its class. It is currently ranked 23rd nationally and sixth in the Big Ten by 247 Sports Composite.