As a running back, he had 11 rushing touchdowns and 666 yards, along with 266 yards receiveing and three receiving touchdowns. On defense, he had 50 solo tackles, four and a half sacks and 14 tackles for loss. He projects either to tailback or outside linebacker at the next level.
"For the most part, all the schools except Northwestern said linebacker," Watt said. "Northwestern said basically outside linebacker, but they also said possibly halfback."
Watt says the main schools recruiting him are the aforementioned Wildcats, Wisconsin, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Miami-Ohio and Indiana. The Badgers are of particular interest, not only because they are an in-state school, but because his brother J.J. is an All-Conference defensive end there.
"I actually keep in contact with him on a daily basis," Derek said. "He helps me quite a bit with staying humble and talking and giving advice about how to handle things. He helps guide me basically."
The Badgers have not offered yet, but it could happen this summer.
"I went to their junior day and basically, the Badgers told me to come to the three day camp and perform to their expectations and something could come my way after that. That's basically what Western Michigan said. I'm going to 1-day camp there, 3-day Badger camp and I'm looking into Northwestern camp and going to spring practices."