Omaha native Xavier Watts is a three-star wide receiver, ranked as the third-best player in the state of Nebraska. He already holds an offer from the Huskers, as well as a number of other big programs.
Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Tennessee, and Wisconsin are among the other programs that have come through with offers thus far. He has a dozen offers in total thus far.
247Sports' composite rankings have him ranked No. 693 overall. He's the No. 125 wide receiver in the class.
The rankings don't jump off the page, but one recruiting analyst believes that Watts is a can't-miss player for Scott Frost's staff.
Hail Varsity recruiting analyst Greg Smith writes that Xavier Watts has to be a major focus for Nebraska's 2020 class.
Simply put, Watts has become a national recruit and is firmly in the “must-get” category for Nebraska in the 2020 cycle. The reason he is a must-get isn’t because he is blowing up. It’s a combination of two other things. First, he’s very talented. Last season, Watts caught 67 passes for 1,037 yards and 14 touchdowns. On defense he tallied 58 tackles with 4.5 tackles for loss, six pass breakups and five interceptions.
Secondly, just like Nick Henrich in the class before him, Watts could be a player that Nebraska would have to face in the coming years if he doesn’t pick Nebraska. Iowa is a recent offer for Watts but Northwestern, Minnesota and Wisconsin have all been recruiting him hard. It would sting to lose a local player but it would really sting if he decided to go to a division rival and becomes a star for them.
Watts helped lead Omaha Burke to a Nebraska state title in 2018.
Watts made the trip to Lincoln a few times during 2018, for camp and an unofficial visit in September.
He should have plenty of attention on him as we near his senior year.