2020 Four-Star Cornerback and Ohio State Target Ryan Watts III Decommits From Oklahoma

By Zack Carpenter on October 3, 2019 at 12:26 am
Ryan Watts III

As first reported by Josh McCuistion of Rivals' Sooner Scoop and confirmed to Eleven Warriors, Ryan Watts III decommitted from Oklahoma on Wednesday night, and Ohio State could have the inside track on landing the 2020 four-star cornerback.

Watts, committed to the Sooners since April 21, made an official visit to Ohio State the weekend of Sept. 20 and was in the Shoe for the Buckeyes' 76-5 win over Miami (Ohio). It was his second visit in three months to Columbus, as Ohio State has been looking to flip Watts.


Watts told Eleven Warriors he hopes to visit Ohio State again for either the game against Wisconsin on Oct. 26 or against Penn State on Nov. 23.

Ohio State has three defensive back recruits in the 2020 class in Clark Phillips III, Lathan Ransom and Lejond Cavazos.

Phillips is listed as a cornerback, while Ransom and Cavazos are both listed as safeties by 247Sports, though it's expected Cavazos will play corner for the Buckeyes. 

No matter the situation of those three players' positions, a commitment from Watts would solidify the Buckeyes' defensive backs class in 2020 and would give Jeff Hafley yet another top talent to mold.

Watts is from Little Elm (Texas) High School. In his class, he is the state's No. 41-ranked prospect, the 19th-ranked corner in the country and the No. 255 overall prospect.

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