UW football: Watt's brother now set to join team in fall

2010-12-22T21:36:00Z 2010-12-29T20:52:37Z UW football: Watt's brother now set to join team in fallTom Mulhern | tmulhern@madison.com | 608-252-6169 madison.com

 Linebacker Derek Watt from Pewaukee, the younger brother of University of Wisconsin standout defensive end J.J. Watt, will be joining the Badgers sooner than expected.

 Derek Watt initially committed to a grayshirt offer, meaning he would not join UW until January 2012. But an injury to another commit -- tight end Eric Steffes of St. Mary's Springs in Fond du Lac -- has opened up a spot for Watt in the fall of 2011, Badgernation.com reported on Wednesday.

 Watt, 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, is considered to be an outside linebacker prospect.

 Steffes will apparently have shoulder surgery following the hockey season and will now enroll at UW in January 2012.

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