Xavier Watts’ performance for Notre Dame football against USC has made the college football world take notice of his skills.
Watts, who is having quite the senior season, has had a couple of games that have made people stand up and take notice. It was his performance against Duke after all, that helped the Fighting Irish defense do just enough to stop the Blue Devils a few weeks ago.
That performance might have been the opening act for Watts’ grand coming out party as one of the best defensive backs in the country. Against one of the best offenses in the country, Xavier Watts absolutely showed out for Notre Dame football.
Against USC, Watts recorded 7 tackles, 4 defensive stops, 2 interceptions, 3 passes defended, a fumble force, a fumble recovered and a defensive touchdown. It’s hard to imagine a Notre Dame football defensive back having a better night. Against a Top 10 team.
It was a performance that sparked the Fighting Irish to a blowout, 48-20 win. It should come as no surprise then, that social media all over the country took notice of the kind of game Watts had.
That includes quite a few people from Watts’ native Nebraska who were clearly quite proud of him, even if he wasn’t playing for the Huskers.
Notre Dame football star Xavier Watts gets national notice
But it wasn’t just people from the defensive back’s old stomping ground that took notice of his performance.
Xavier Watts has been having himself quite the senior season. He seems to be making sure that the NFL realizes that he’s a legitimate prospect for the next level.
In the meantime, he’s making sure that Notre Dame football is able to take advantage of his performance. At times, it seems as if they’ve had to hop on his back and ride him to victory.
The good news is that he appears ready and willing to carry his teammates home.