UPDATE: Rising sophomore PG Glynn Watson (Westchester, Ill./Saint Joseph High) has a number of schools looking to add him to their future backcourt. Here's the latest list.
As we noted last week, Purdue was the first to come forward with an offer and has that working in their favor. Dave Telep of Recruiting Nation reports that interest is also coming from Marquette, Indiana, Xavier, Wright State, DePaul and Creighton.
2015 PG Glynn Watson (Westchester, Ill./Saint Joseph High) shined over the weekend at the Under Armour Invitational in Arlington, Texas, and a report today indicates that Purdue could be the team to beat for him.
Now, there's still a long ways to go in the recruitment of the savvy 6-foot floor general, and he doesn't claim a leader at this time, but Watson tells Evan Daniels of Scout.com that the Boilermakers have made an early impression.
“I think they are coming at me the hardest,” Watson said. “They are looking for me to come to their school and they think I’d be a great point guard for their school.”
Purdue is the only offer he has at this time, but Watson indicates that Indiana, Illinois, Marquette and Xavier are also showing interest. According to Daniels, Watson made unofficial trips to Illinois, Indiana, Marquette and Purdue last year. This will definitely be a recruitment to watch in the years ahead, especially if Watson continues to play as well as he did over the weekend. Here is Recruiting Nation's Paul Biancardi with more on the promising young point guard.
"Called up from the 16-and-under team, he did a tremendous job running the point and showed strong court awareness at a young age. Loaded with instincts to facilitate and score while committing to playing defense, Watson plays the game with a calm pace and uses his speed when needed. He's pass-first guard as he can see the game one pass ahead, which is advanced for a young player. Purdue got in early while Indiana and Illinois are trying. His recruiting will start to heat up as he plays more."