Talented WR in Nebraska's 2018 recruiting class headed to JUCO
A member of Nebraska’s 2018 recruiting class is headed to junior college because he was not cleared academically by the NCAA.
Dominick Watt, a 3-star receiver who had committed to the Huskers, is headed to Garden City Community College, where he will spend two years of his career. Because he didn’t qualify academically at a four-year institution, Watt will have to spend two years at the junior college level, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
Head coach Scott Frost said that Nebraska “fought” for Watt to be cleared academically but he’s signed his letter of intent with Garden City.
Frost expressed interest in having Watt rejoin the program in a few years if all goes well.
Watt was ranked as the No. 69 wide receiver in the 2018 recruiting class and his overall ranking was No. 405 in the class. He had 22 other offers and chose the Huskers over Pitt, Cincinnati, East Carolina and Florida.
Nebraska has gone through a lot of roster fluctuation recently, as running back Tre Bryant and offensive lineman Jalin Barnett have both retired from football. Linebacker Avery Roberts and cornerback Will Jackson both left the program.