High School: San Antonio (Tex.) Brennan
Position: Linebacker (projected to play inside)
Height and weight: 5-foot-11, 225-pounds
Busy with college visits: As reported by Midlands recruiting reporter Erin Hartigan, Watanabe recently toured Colorado, before making the rounds in Texas, taking in a UTSA practice and then attending Baylor's spring game. The athlete visited SMU the following day before heading to the Dallas Nike Football Training Camp. Watanabe also tripped to Boise State last weekend.
Recent news: Watanabe proved to be a fierce competitor at the NFTC, where he, in the eyes of the Midlands recruiting team, raised his "recruiting stock."
After the camp, Watanabe told Hartigan that he is "keeping options open" but currently sees himself on the West Coast, stating, "I'd like to play anywhere in the Pac-12; just the way they play, the passion, the defensive style. I feel that's where I fit."