Future Clemson defensive tackle Carlos Watkins got some good news this week. After working hard Carlos got the grade he needed to qualify for to play for the Tigers.
“I needed to make an A in Spanish to qualify. I got the A so I am good to go,” said Watkins.
Making the grad was a big relief to the All-American.
“It is good to get that burden off me. I can’t wait to get to Clemson,” said Watkins.
In just two weeks Carlos will travel down I-85 and move in at Clemson.
“I am going down on the 24th. I start class on the 26th,” said Watkins.
Carlos always knows who he will room with this summer once he arrives at Tigertown.
“I am going to be rooming with O.J. (Jones) and Bradley,” said Watkins.
The prize recruit may visit Clemson this weekend.
“My dad is talking about going down tomorrow. I am not sure yet,” said Watkins.
Leaving home is always hard and Carlos has mixed feeling about leaving for college.
“It is a little mixed. I was thinking about my boys and all of the good times we have had, but it is time to move on to get where you want to get. It is a good thing and I won’t be too far from home,” said Watkins.
Carlos has been working hard to make sure he is ready to compete the day he steps on campus.
“I am about 290 right now. It will be some pressure. I am going to do whatever the coaches ask me to do so I can get on the field,” said Watkins.