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Ryan Watts

CB

Player profile

  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 205
  • Hometown Little Elm, Texas
  • Last School Little Elm
  • Year Rs.-Freshman

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @TheRyanWatts
Instagram: @theryanwatts_

Ohio State Overview
• Played in 19 games for Ohio State in 2020, as a true freshman, and 2021
• Started the 2021 season opener against Minnesota and played in all 12 games
• He tied for the team lead in 2021 with two interceptions (recorded in back-to-back games vs. Rutgers and Maryland)
• Also had six tackles on the season and nine for his Buckeye career
• Played in seven games as a true freshman for the Big Ten and Sugar Bowl champion Buckeyes in 2020
• Made three tackles – all solo – in a 49-27 win over Rutgers
• A pre-communications major

Honors & Awards
2021: Academic All-Big Ten Conference
2020: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Ryan
• One of the country’s best defensive backs; rated as the nation’s No. 17 cornerback by 247Sports.
• A four-star prospect
• Member of the ESPN 300
• The No. 21 recruit in the SportsDay HS Class of 2020 rankings
• Named his team’s Most Valuable Player as a senior for Little Elm High School and head coach Kendrick Brown
• Played both cornerback and wide receiver for the Lobos
• Member of the MaxPreps Texas Preseason All-State team
• Is the son of Claire Watts-Cooper and Wayne Cooper

Signing Day Profile