A few days after saying he was planning on taking a visit to BYU this week, Cal RB Tre Watson tweeted that he will no longer be taking a visit to Provo.
I want to thank BYU for recruiting me but unfortunately the timing of things will conflict with the rest of my recruitment. That being said I will no longer be able to visit BYU and my next trip will be LSU on April 27th.— Tre Watson (@tre1watson) April 16, 2018
The tweet came just one day after Watson took a visit to Texas Tech.
BYU had been in contact with Watson for a couple months after he announced his intentions to transfer from Cal for his final season of eligibility, but coaches never made it enough of a priority to get Watson on campus during spring practices.
With the emergence of Zach Katoa during spring ball and Squally Canada and Ula Tolutau’u expected to reassume a large role, BYU coaches likely didn’t see a 5th-year senior running back coming off a season-ending knee injury a big priority going into 2018.
From Watson’s perspective, he may have saw the depth at running back and decided to go to a place where he will take on a more prominent role.
After adding grad transfer WR Dylan Collie back in March, it appears that BYU won’t add any other major players before the start of the 2018 season.
In addition to the three listed above, BYU has running backs Riley Burt, KJ Hall, Kavika Fonua (injury) on the roster in addition to newcomers that will be added during Fall camp.