USF confirmed on Tuesday that defensive back Craig Watts is still with the program and will not transfer.
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Safety Craig Watts Jr. is no longer transferring from @USFFootball as he previously announced.
This comes nearly a month after Watts, via his Twitter account, announced his decision to transfer out on January 10.
Since then, he's been seen in videos using USF equipment as late as February 2 and even deleted the transfer tweet, prompting suspicions that he had a change of heart.
We followed up with USF and got his decision to stay with the team confirmed.
As mentioned before, the former four-star Class of 2016 product out of St. Pete Admiral Farragut only recorded five tackles in 12 games throughout the 2017 season and was limited to mostly special teams as the likes of Mazzi Wilkins and even true freshman Naytron Culpepper passed him up on the depth chart.
With USF's spring practice beginning less than a month from now on March 5, he will soon get another crack at proving himself as the highly skilled defender he was billed as coming out of high school.