JJ Watt was a key reason for Wisconsin’s run to the Rose Bowl in 2010, and even though he’s gone, the Badgers will not be without a Watt in 2011.
Like his older brother, Derek Watt will enter the world of college football as a modestly regarded prospect. Watt, a 6-foot-2, 220 pound linebacker, is listed as a two star prospect by most recruiting sites — the same ranking his older brother received coming out of high school. Also like his brother, Watt has shown playmaking ability that could make him a very successful collegiate player some day.
Most recently, Watt competed in the WFCA all-star game and picked off not one, not two, but three passes en route to helping the South team beat the North team 30-0. This has to be exciting for Badger fans after watching the elder Watt change a handful of games by himself last season.
Several other Badgers competed in the contest, and Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal has more.