WR Xavier Watts
WR Xavier Watts, 5-11, 190; Omaha (Neb.) Burke
Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 89 WR.
247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 43 WR, No. 255 overall.
Notable numbers: 61 catches for 1,072 yards and 13 touchdowns; six carries for 85 yards and a touchdown; 68 tackles, three tackles for a loss, seven pass breakups, three interceptions and two pick-sixes in 11 games.
Birthday: Nov. 22, 2001.
First scholarship offer: South Dakota State.
Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “My first visit when I went to the Stanford game last year (Sept. 29, 2018).”
One word to describe Brian Kelly: Genuine.
Best player I’ve played against: Northern Illinois RB commit Jevyon Ducker.
Most interesting fact about myself: “I can cook.”
Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Dancin” — Aaron Smith.
Most controversial opinion: “The Earth is flat. It just doesn’t make any sense to me that the world is round.”
Dream job (other than the NFL): “Something technology-based, like creating types of software.”
NFL player comparison: Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs.
Freshman year expectations: “Just get better as a player. Get bigger, stronger, faster and get on the field as much as I can in any way possible to contribute to the team.”
Favorite thing about football: “When I play, I just feel free. I’m just having fun out there. It’s super fun to me.”
Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Nike.
What’s your best sport other than football? Basketball.
Sports idol: Los Angeles Lakers PF LeBron James.
Preferred social media: TikTok.
Favorite musician/band: Juice WRLD and Lil Uzi Vert.
Favorite TV show: “Naruto.”
Favorite movie: “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.”
Celebrity crush: Sommer Ray or Chantel Jefferies. “I have a lot. There’s a lot of girls on TikTok that just — there are some amazing girls on TikTok.”
How many times have you watched Rudy? Once.
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