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2016 Purdue Football Recruiting: Anthony Watts Commits

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Purdue picks up a defensive tackle from Texas

Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue's very small recruiting  class got just a little bigger Sunday morning when Anthony Watts, a 6'5" defensive tackle prospect from Texas, committed after his official visit:

Watts is on board, but he is also on record as wanting SEC programs to come after him:

"I can play anywhere on the defensive line. The (college) coaches know this," Watts said. "I have a high motor and I get after it on every play. I work to be quick and aggressive on every play."

That is what probably led to him recording 10 sacks a year ago, a number Watts looks to surpass in 2015. Going forward, Watts hopes to turn a few heads to land a few more college options going into his final season at Yates.

One school in particular has been in close contact, and things seemed to be trending in favor of him getting an offer later this month.

"I feel like my next offer will come from Houston. I have been talking to (assistant) coach (Oscar) Giles almost every day," Watts said. "He invites me to come by the school as much as I would like. The UH coaches want to see me in action, and when they see that, I think an offer will come. They love me and I think after seeing me they will offer."

Watts is currently listed as a 2-star commit by Rivals and is unranked by ESPN. He at least has Power Five offers from California and Kansas, so Purdue is not his first major conference offer.