By Keith McGonigle.
Chase High School (NC) defensive tackle Carlos Watkins has been up to Clemson a few times now, his last may have helped separate Clemson from the other 12+ schools that have offered him.
“I mean I just love the campus and the facilities, it’s a great place,” said Watkins. He went on to say “I really can’t say I have a favorite right now, but Clemson is standing out so far. They are in front.”
Why does Clemson stand out from the rest of the schools?
“It’s the school that offered me first and I have visited there the most,” said Watkins. “I have been to some of their games; their fans are great and very supportive.”
Watkins has been in constant contact with Clemson’s defensive line coach, Coach Brooks,
“I mean me and him talk on Facebook quite often. He tells me how bad he wants me to play at Clemson and how they could use me and how he puts guys in the NFL,” said Watkins.
Watkins has developed a friend in fellow standout defensive tackle and North Carolina 2012 recruit Jonathan Bullard. Both have shown a lot of interest in Clemson, what are the chances they choose the same school?
“We could end up in the same school. Right now we’re just looking. He is leaning toward some schools I’m leaning towards some schools, but we could definitely end up at the same school,” said Watkins.
The 6’4” 275 lbs. defensive tackle says he hopes to take some more visits and narrow down his schools and ultimately come to a decision before or half way through his senior football season.
Right now his focus is on getting stronger, better footwork and hand improvement.