Dominick Watt, a 3-star wide receiver in the 2018 class, signed with Nebraska on Wednesday. He committed to the Huskers on Jan. 18, 2018. His commitment date was also his birthday.
— ❄️ Nebraska Football ❄️ (@HuskerFBNation) February 7, 2018
Watt selected Nebraska from a list that included Louisville, Pitt, South Florida, Kentucky, and Cincinnati. He explained the reasoning behind his decision in a tweet.
“I have made up my decision which college I’ll be spending my next 3-4 years at,” Watt wrote. “I’ll be looking at this school the same way I looked at McArthur, ‘that I’ll be making my own legacy and history there.’ I’ll be committing to the University of Nebraska.”
Watt played at Miramar High School his senior season after previously playing at McArthur High School. Both schools are in Hollywood, Fla.
Weight: 200 pounds
Hometown: Hollywood, Fla. (Miramar)
Ranking: 3-star prospect, No. 72 player in Florida, No. 69 wide receiver in country
Committed: Jan. 18, 2018
How he fits in: When coach Scott Frost took over at Nebraska, the Huskers were in need of wide receivers. After the de-commitment of Joshua Moore, Nebraska had no wide receiver commits for the 2018 class. Frost and his staff got to work, adding four true wideouts before the commitment of Watt.
Watt’s commitment puts Nebraska in an even better spot, which is exactly what Frost wanted. He’s a physical outside receiver who resembles current Nebraska wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. in some ways. Aside from his ability to stretch the field as a dangerous deep threat, he’s also a strong blocker. That likely puts him on the field sooner rather than later.
Player evaluation: “We have evaluated this young man in every setting and against all levels of competition — and as he heads toward his final season at the high school level — a school change may indeed by just what this gifted young man needed. After getting plenty of experience the past two years at McArthur, his move to play for the talented Patriots has already revealed how important Watt will be to this program moving forward. A big, physical receiver who has gone against the best in the nation and you can watch for yourself how he wins many of those tremendous battles. Truly gifted pass catcher with a great future ahead of him.” — Larry Blustein, CBS Miami
— Dominick Watt (@1Way_Dom) November 21, 2016