Deiontae Watts signed with Nebraska in February, but he did not qualify academically and will not end up as a member of Nebraska’s freshman class, Hail Varsity’s Greg Smith reports.
Watts may end up at Fort Scott Community College in Kansas, though his final destination is not definite, according to Smith. The 3-star defensive tackle recruit was ranked as the No. 32 player at his position on the 247Sports composite.
Additionally, Nebraska’s second-highest ranked 2017 signee has not reported to campus, and it is unclear if he has qualified. Four-star recruit Elijah Blades was ranked as the No. 16 cornerback on the 247Sports composite, and would be a big loss for the Huskers.
He has yet to enroll at Nebraska, according to Land of 10’s Chris Heady, and his status remains up in the air.
Blades, from Pasadena, Calif., committed to Nebraska on National Signing Day, not long after de-committing from Florida.