Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma Gets Easter Commitment From Four-Star Corner

M. Hofeld


The Oklahoma Sooners received an extra Easter treat on Sunday when 4-star cornerback Ryan Watts committed to Oklahoma as a part of the 2020 class.

At 6-2/187, Watts was ranked as the 29th best corner prospect in the nation, and 51st overall prospect from the state of Texas, by 247Sports. The Little Elm, Texas native was on campus for Oklahoma’s spring game and decided to make his commitment on the heels of a visit to Arkansas.

Watts has received over 30 scholarship offers as his junior year of high school comes to a close. Among those offering him are Alabama, Texas, Miami, Ohio State, and Washington.

Huge cornerback prospect with elite frame relative to the position. Possesses outstanding height and length. Owns college-ready size, yet still plenty of space to add more bulk. Built like a basketball player. Flashes impressive turn-and-bail ability, especially relative to frame. Fairly light and nimble in his backpedal. Large wingspan aids in disrupting passing windows and catch point. Almost limitless ceiling as a jammer because of size/length/strength potential. Should present a tough customer in the red zone. Strong tester โ€” verified 4.59 40, 4.20 shuttle, 38-inch vertical. Generally uses arm extension well. Not afraid to mix it up in press. Can improve strength, particularly to aid in run support and tackle power. Doesnโ€™t always play to size as a tackler. More of a cutter than a hitter. Can improve ball skills. Needs to more consistently maximize high-pointing ability on contested throws. Just coming into his own, but possesses unusual tools for a high-major corner prospect. Definite Power Five starter with NFL Draft ceiling with proper development.

247Sports scouting report on OU commitment Ryan Watts

He becomes the seventh commitment for Oklahoma’s 2020 class that currently ranks #1 in the Big 12 and #12 nationally. He’ll join Dontae Manning (Kansas City, Missouri) as the second corner prospect in the class.

The Sooners have nine cornerbacks on the roster going into the 2019.

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