Huskers land commit from 2015 PG Watson
Having spent a solid 48 hours in Lincoln seeing all that Nebraska basketball had to offer during his first official visit this weekend, 2015 St. Joseph's (Ill.) point guard Glynn Watson still needed a little more time before making a decision.
Watson talked it over with his parents and coaches when he returned back home on Sunday evening, and NU head coach Tim Miles called to check in with the four-star Rivals150 prospect shortly after. That was all the time Watson needed to confirm he wanted to be a Husker, as he gave his verbal commitment to Miles late Sunday night.
Nebraska had long been a favorite of the 5-foot-11, 160-pound Watson, who currently ranks as the No. 86 player in the 2015 class. The Huskers had been near the top of Watson's list since Miles and lead recruiter Kenya Hunter extended an offer during an in-home visit back in April.
After seeing campus for the first time on an unofficial visit in June, Watson quickly scheduled a return trip to NU for his first official visit following the end of the AAU season.
He also had a second official set up to Creighton for next weekend, but the Westchester, Ill., native already knew where he wanted to be and didn't want to draw out the recruiting process any longer.
Along with Nebraska and Creighton, Tennessee had been heavily recruiting Watson prior to his commitment and was working to set up an official visit. The Illinois Wolves AAU standout also held offers from Maryland, Iowa, West Virginia, Purdue, Penn State and Marquette along with interest from Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
Nebraska gets a very versatile and heady point guard in Watson, who Rivals.com national basketball recruiting analyst Dan McDonald said "makes great decisions with the ball in his hands and is a more than capable scorer when needed." Fellow Rivals analyst Alex Kline added that Watson "has proven himself as a true point guard and one of the best at his craft in this class."
Said Rivals.com national basketball recruiting analyst Eric Bossi:
"Nebraska put a lot of time and effort into the recruitment of Glynn Watson and he rewarded their efforts with a commit. Watson isn't the biggest guy, but he has a long and lanky frame that will allow him to get stronger without losing any quickness. I think he is a strong game manager and is cut out of the pure, pass first point guard mold."
Watson becomes the second member of the Huskers' 2015 class, joining Waukee (Iowa) forward Michael Jacobson, who committed last month. Nebraska also landed former Kansas transfer Andrew White III, who will sit out this year per NCAA transfer rules and have two seasons of eligibility remaining starting in 2015-16.
NU now has two open scholarships remaining and has an official visit scheduled with 2015 four-star Chicago forward Edward Morrow on Sept. 19-21. The NCAA's early signing period for basketball runs from Nov. 12-19.