Notre Dame took another step toward completing its class of 2020 with a Friday commitment from consensus three-star receive Xavier Watts (Burke High School; Omaha, Neb.). In choosing the Irish over his homestate Nebraska, Michigan and six other Big Ten teams, Watts became the third receiver among Notre Dame’s 17 commits, joining rivals.com five-star Jordan Johnson (De Smet H.S.; St. Louis) and consensus three-star Jay Brunelle (Saint John’s; Shrewsbury, Mass.).
The No. 94 receiver in the class, per rivals.com, Watts shows natural hands and a comfort chasing the ball in the air, using his 6-foot-1 frame to his advantage. Once with the reception, Watts has a smooth stride and some elusive ability.
The class of 2020 is not expected to much exceed 20 prospects.