Written by EJ Holland
North Forney defensive back Armani Watts says his commitment to Texas A&M is 'completely solid'
When Armani Watts made his way up to College Station for Texas A&M junior day last weekend, he had no intentions of committing.
The North Forney athlete was still enjoying the recruiting process and entertaining an array of suitors including Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. But after officially picking up an offer and taking in head coach Kevin Sumlin’s pitch about the program, Watts knew in his heart he wanted to be an Aggie.
He committed on the spot.
“I wasn’t planning on it. It just happened,”Watts said. “As the day went on, I just started to like Texas A&M more and more. When the coaches started talking to us about the team and the Aggie Network, which helps you get jobs after graduation all over the country, I was sold.”
Watts plays a little bit of everything for North Forney but expects to be on the defensive side of the ball when he dons the signature maroon and white next fall. At 6-foot, 190-pounds, Watts believes he can make an impact at either safety or cornerback.
“Coach Sumlin told me he really likes me and is excited that I’ll be playing for him. Coach (David) Beaty was also excited,”Watts said. “They told me I’ll be playing defensive back. I’ve been playing a lot of safety, but I think I can be a good corner too.”
The Rivals.com four-star prospect is bound to pick up at least a few more offers before it’s all said and done simply based off of his extreme versatility and athleticism. But Watts says his commitment to Texas A&M is "completely solid."
“I don’t plan on looking around. I’m pretty much shutting it down,” he said. “I felt comfortable at Texas A&M, and that’s where I want to play. The facilities are top notch. The campus was great. I loved the environment. It’s a great fit.”