Wisconsin adds 3-star RB to its 2018 recruiting class

MADISON — The Wisconsin football team’s 2018 recruiting class now stands at 11 members.

The Badgers picked up a commitment from Austin Westlake (Texas) 3-star running back Nakia Watson on Saturday.

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“I would like to thank all the universities that gave me the opportunity to take my talents to the next level,” Watson tweeted. “With that being said, I would like to announce I am committing to the University of Wisconsin.”

The 5-foot-11, 212-pound Watson is rated as the No. 52 running back in the country, according to 247 Sports. Wisconsin was his lone offer from a Power 5 school, though he did hold scholarship offers from Nevada, Bowling Green and North Texas among others.

Watson ran for 1,626 yards and 22 touchdowns during his junior season.

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