Texas A&M safety Armani Watts will be back in College Station in 2017.
The junior announced that he would stick around for his senior year on Twitter on Tuesday. Watts was rated as the No. 39 overall prospect in this year’s draft by USA Today.
One more year… ?? pic.twitter.com/7BCm1WGtR3
— Armani Watts (@GGPR_BANGER5) December 13, 2016
Watts has 56 tackles, 6.0 TFL and 2 interceptions in eight games this season. He missed much of November with a leg injury. His status for the Texas Bowl against Kansas State is uncertain.
His teammate and roommate, WR Christian Kirk, has an explanation for why Watts decided to stay.
He was just scared to leave his roommate guys? https://t.co/71APnY8NMD
— Christian Kirk (@ChristianDavon2) December 13, 2016
The junior safety isn’t the only Aggie who faced a difficult choice on entering the NFL Draft. All-American DE Myles Garrett is also eligible to declare early, but he has not made his decision. The Cleveland Browns reportedly have an “astronomical grade” for the junior pass rusher.