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Buffaloes land 4-star defensive back

Craig Watts, Jr has pledged to be a Colorado Buffalo.

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Momentum is not something the Colorado Buffaloes football team has had very much of over the last 10 years. But with three straight victories and a new verbal commitment from a blue chip defensive back that may be starting to change.

Buffaloes recruiting fans who lament the lack of other offers for some of Colorado's recent commitments won't have a single thing to complain about when they look at the list that Watts will bring to Boulder. Virtually anyone and everyone has offered the star defensive back who decommitted from Wisconsin this summer. The Floridian can play either corner or safety when he arrives at Colorado. This one is big.

Watts is the ninth verbal in the 2016 class and the fourth on defense.

Welcome aboard , Craig!

Craig Watts
Akil Jones

Image courtesy of Buff Stampede

Position: Safety
Measurables: 5-10/181 lbs.
40 Yard Dash: N/A
High School: Admiral Farragut Academy (St. Petersburg, Florida) High School

Rivals: 4-star, 5.8
247Sports: 4-star, .89
Scout: 4-star
ESPN: 3-star, 79

Other Schools of Interest (all offered) : Alabama, Arizona, CSU, Florida, Florida State, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pittsburgh and a whole lot more.

Status: Verbal with Colorado

Notes: From Rivals: "I thought [Colorado] was like something small but this is the real [deal] right here," Watts said. "This trip, I love it here. This is like the best trip."

"Everybody is cool, genuine. See this right here (pointing at the facilities), that is crazy, the school is just nice, the coaches are nice. [Defensive coordinator and linebackers coach] Jim Leavitt is the greatest coach to me right now."