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Arizona targets Angelo Brizzi, Peyton Watson to announce commitments Monday

Peyton Watson
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Arizona Wildcats recruiting targets Angelo Brizzi and Peyton Watson will make their college decisions on Monday.

Brizzi will announce at 4 p.m. PT, according to Rivals’ Corey Evans. Watson will announce on the Titus and Tate show at 6 p.m. PT.

Brizzi, a three-star point guard from Virginia, is expected to pick the Villanova Wildcats. All eight 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions have the three-star point guard picking Villanova, as well as all five Rivals FutureCast submissions.

Brizzi announced his final 8 last Tuesday, a group that includes Villanova, Arizona, Michigan, Colorado, Northwestern, Cal, Dartmouth and Davidson. He is the No. 118 player in the 2021 class, per 247Sports composite rankings.

Arizona offered Brizzi in late May, but he was never able to visit the UA campus due to COVID-19 restrictions that prohibit in-person recruiting.

Watson, a 6-foot-7 forward from Long Beach Poly, is expected to choose UCLA. The Bruins account for all seven Crystal Ball predictions.

Watson is the No. 17 player in the 2021 class. He officially visited Arizona last September, along with Oregon, Gonzaga and Washington.

“(My visit) was great,” Watson once told Rivals.com. “Coach (Sean) Miller and his staff were super hospitable and are super great guys and I really felt that I could see myself there, but we are just feeling out our options right now. Arizona has had a lot of pros and I really want to be able to make it to the next level so they are really high on my list.”

247Sports projects Watson will be a future first-round pick. The Wildcats are also recruiting his little brother Christian Watson, recently offering the 2022 6-foot-2 point guard.

“Small forward with good size, long arms and plus athleticism,” Josh Gershon wrote of Peyton. “Still very physically immature; plenty of room to gain strength in coming years. Has been on significant upwards trajectory since start of high school career. Extremely versatile defender due to size, length, athleticism, instincts and motor. Nice feel as rebounder and weak side shot blocker. Offense has continuously improved due to progress with ball skills and jumper. Very good vision for position. Easy high major starter who should be a first round pick if he continues to improve at same rate.”