Skyview QB Kody Watts Signs Letter of Intent To Play Baseball For The University Of Portland

Written by Bryan Levesque on November 11, 2010

Skyview QB Kody Watts has missed the last 6 Strom games with a knee injury, but said he will be good to go for Skyview Baseball this spring. Phot by Dave Scott

Skyview QB Kody Watts has missed the last 6 Strom games with a knee injury, but said he will be good to go for Skyview Baseball this spring. Phot by Dave Scott

Skyview QB Kody Watts entered the 2010 football season with high hopes.

Watts was selected as the 2010 4A Greater St. Helesn League preseason first team QB and started the first 4 games for Skyview this season before a knee injury has keep him out of football so far the rest of the season.

Thankfully, the injury does not have long term affects and Watts will still be able to play baseball in college.

The University of Portland baseball program has offered Kody a scholarship, and Kody accepted it signing the papers to become a Pilot pitcher.

This season in 4 starts Watts was 37/80 for 482 yards and threw 3 touchdowns leading Skyview to a 2-2 record. The Storm lost to Oregon’s #1 ranked Sherwood, then beat Idaho’s #2 ranked Coeur d’Alene and Heritage in OT before losing at Washington’s #2 ranked Camas.

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24 Responses to “Skyview QB Kody Watts Signs Letter of Intent To Play Baseball For The University Of Portland”

  1. MVHS Athlete on November 11th, 2010 12:43 pm

    This is awesome. Good luck to him! I remember playing against him when i was a sophomore and he was a freshman he probly walked about 6 or 7 straight batters. he went from that to coming 2 outs from throwing a no hitter against us last year. good good pitcher

  2. Dave Scott on November 11th, 2010 2:48 pm

    Congratulations Kody! I’m stoked that I’ll be able to see plenty of his games.

    – Dave

  3. redman on November 11th, 2010 4:04 pm

    Anybody know where else he got scholarships to?

  4. Skyviewfan2007 on November 11th, 2010 4:11 pm

    He also got scholarship offers from WSU and Oregon State

  5. MVHS Athlete on November 11th, 2010 4:12 pm

    PJ i believe is playing baseball at WSU

  6. redman on November 11th, 2010 6:02 pm

    He got a full ride to osu? And he picked university of Portland… interesting

  7. frodo baggins on November 11th, 2010 6:15 pm

    He only got a full ride from UP

  8. MM fan on November 11th, 2010 6:21 pm

    All offers are not necessarily full rides.

  9. redman on November 11th, 2010 6:35 pm

    Ah I see. Then good choice :)

  10. Ro' on November 11th, 2010 7:01 pm

    Well deserved…you will flourish under Larry Casian & Chris Sperry at UP!
    Stayy Healthy, Stay Blessed & Stay Focus on the BIG picture because it’s really only beginning now!!!

  11. MVHS Athlete on November 11th, 2010 8:33 pm

    Its very rare that any baseball player gets a full ride. I can almost garuntee UP didnt offer him one. Taylor Williams the stud from camas only recieved about 40% from WSU and he is head and shoulders better than Kody is. Not saying Kody isnt good.

  12. Ro' on November 11th, 2010 9:10 pm

    100% Full Scholly…only the third one in past 15 years.

    Programs base their offerings upon “their” individual evaluation and program need during that recruiting class. Baseball in perticular has no true equity to the distribution of their scholarship according to percentage!

  13. Things That Make You Go Hmmm on November 12th, 2010 10:30 am

    MVHS Athlete: “he’s head and shoulders better than Kody”…..maybe not?
    Kody had to have the qualifications U of P was looking for (academic and athletic) in order to receive 100% scholarship.
    Congrats Kody!

  14. GSHL Football Fan 2010 on November 12th, 2010 11:04 am

    Anyone receiving a scholarship , regardless to where or how much should be congratulated. Obviously, there is a college program that is interested in having this young man, otherwise it just sounds like sour grapes. Great Job to this young man and to the all other GSHL student athletes that will receive recognition and scholarships.

  15. MVHS Athlete on November 12th, 2010 11:20 am

    Ok have Kody lead his team to the state championship game and then tell me he is as good. Have Kody bat above .400 with multiple HR’s. Im not saying he is a bad player because it is obvious that he is very very good. Im just saying that Taylor is better

  16. Mclovin on November 12th, 2010 11:52 am

    Why would you argue between who’s better? they’re both really really good to even get to play division 1 baseball. only a couple athletes from around here in all sports get the chance of that, and we should all be proud and congratulate them with all their hard work and dedication, its a huge honor to get to play with the best of the best in Division 1 sports.. there’s no point in arguing.

  17. E on November 12th, 2010 12:46 pm

    Tommy thorpe of the evergreen plainsmen signed to Orgeon full ride

  18. Bryan Levesque on November 12th, 2010 2:29 pm

    But Tommy is not a football player. Let us know if you know of any other FOOTBALL PLAYERS who sign.

  19. 40 on November 12th, 2010 4:38 pm

    word on the street is that addison owen is going to eastern washington.

  20. wsumj on November 12th, 2010 4:45 pm

    There is no such this as a full ride anymore.

  21. wsumj on November 12th, 2010 4:49 pm

    A couple good friends of mine played baseball for UP. From my knowledge of private and public school athletics, private schools do not offer “scholarships.”
    Its been a few years since I played collegiate sports, but private schools offer talent grants and usually do not cover full costs.

    Is anyone else familiar with this?

    Btw, congrats Mr. Watts. Great school, great campus… Best of luck to you.

  22. Skyviewfan2007 on November 12th, 2010 6:19 pm

    All NCAA Division 1 schools offer the same amount of scholarships – it doesn’t matter if they are private or public. These are limited by the NCAA rules and sport. Baseball programs in NCAA Division 1 programs such as U of P (or any other Div 1 school) can give out 11.7 scholarships.

    http://www.hsbaseballweb.com/scholarships_by_sport.htm

    Congrats to Kody and all the other SW Washington athletes signing letters of intent this week. What an exciting time for all of them!

  23. Kodyfan63 on November 15th, 2010 3:48 pm

    I love hearing about Kody and other athletes getting scholarships…congrats to all scholarship winners. However since this article is about Kody – Congratulations to a talented pitcher and I plan on following his playing at UP. It is a great school with a incredible coaching talent. Kody made a wise choice in selecting them. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to keep up with grades and the sports schedules to be able to receive a scholarship like this. My hat is off to Mr Watts – well deserved.

  24. chieftanfan55 on December 13th, 2010 1:44 am

    Williams actually received more of a 60% scholarship and could have gone to UP if he wanted. Washington State is a much better baseball program than UP.

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