“I can stretch out, and catch a lot of balls,” said Watt when asked about his biggest strength in his game.
Watt didn't hesitate to modestly mention his exceptional leaping ability as well.
At the Nike SPARQ Combine in March, Watt was measured to have a 36.8-inch vertical jump, putting him in the 98th percentile.
“Me being big already and also being able to jump, leap, and hop over other defenders is definitely a plus,” he said.
Even with his impressive showing at the combine, the North Mecklenburg senior has strived to improve his numbers.
Over the offseason, Watt says his priority was strengthening his legs. His forty time at the combine in March was 4.8 seconds, and he is proud to have now quickened it to 4.61.
Watt stressed the importance of playing for a program in a competitive conference, which he knows a team like Maryland would offer him in the ACC, home to the current 4th ranked team in the country; Florida State.
Watt says the Terps have communicated with him mostly through letters in the mail. As Watt explains though, his contact with the coaching staff has been very limited. He hopes to speak on the phone with them soon.
“Once I get in contact with the coaches, get a feel for the coaches and how they do stuff around there, I'll probably gain more interest,” he said.
As far as visiting universities, Watt says he has not made any official visits yet, but recently traveled to North Carolina, and even called Coach Brewer to get a feel for Tar Heel territory. He plans on making official visits to other schools after the football season comes to a close.
For now, his top choices include North Carolina, Ball State, Wake Forest, and Duke.