Football Recruiting

New Waverly Twins Take in Austin

Twin brothers Kyren and Tyren Watts make up the heart of the New Waverly offense. Kyren made a name for himself catching the football during his sophomore season while Tyren ate up large chunks of yardage from his running back position. Inside Texas talked with Kyren talked about experience.
“We went Sunday. We had a good time,” Kyren Watts said. “I’m a wide receiver, so I was just running routes and working on my hands, getting used to their style of play.”

Watts’ biggest assets as a wide receiver are his hands and route running ability and that showed on Sunday. When asked about his performance during drills, Watts said, “I caught all the passes and ran good routes. I think I did alright.”

Kyren was joined by his brother Tyren at the camp. Kyren is the slightly taller of the twins, measuring at 6-2 and 173 pounds at the Scout/Under Armor combine in Dallas this past spring. Tyren came in at 6-1 and 170 pounds, but bested his brother in a couple of events, running a faster 40 and putting up a higher vertical leap and broad jump. Kyren, however, returned the favor with his agility, posting faster times in the short shuttle and three-cone.

Kyren and Tyren were just two of a number of 2010 prospects in Austin over the weekend, and like many of the others he came away very impressed with Temple running back Lache Seastrunk.

“Lache Seastrunk,” Watts said when asked if anybody stood out during drills. “He is so quick. His quickness is what impressed me.”

Watts also mentioned that his twin brother performed well throughout the day. It’s still very early in the recruiting process for both of these guys, but Kyren already has a solid list of schools that he is interested in and his current favorite is from the Pac-10 conference.

“USC, Oregon, LSU, Texas Tech, Florida, Florida State and of course UT,” Watts said. “My overall favorite is probably USC, Southern Cal. I just like their program and the routes they run. I think I would fit in well in their offense.”

The Watts brothers are originally from New Orleans and moved to New Waverly in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, where they have made their home. Both play football and basketball and Tyren has developed as a standout in track during his young high school career, getting sixth at the 2A state meet in the 400 with a time of 50.27. Tyren’s best time is a 49.6, which he put up at district.

Ross Lucksinger contributed to this report. Track information from the Huntsville Item.