Ahmonte Watkins recruitment has finally taken off & with good reason. Last Thursday Watkins received an offer from the Virginia staff giving the talented athlete from Riverside his first of many. Watkins is coming off of a stellar sophomore season where he played on both sides of the ball. At safety Watkins finished the year with 5 interceptions with two of them going back for touchdowns. At running back the kid finished with 556 yards rushing & 5 touchdowns on just 32 carries for the year. “I’m very blessed to get my first offer as a sophomore,” Watkins said. “The fact that the Virginia coaching staff was the first school to believe in me means a lot & I plan on building a relationship with them going forward.”
Watkins will be a hot commodity soon enough & when you turn on his film you’ll see why. It’s no doubt that this talented sophomore is probably the best athlete in the state for the 2021 class. Watkins is a 3 sport athlete (football, baseball, track) & was clocked at 10.4 in the 100 meter as a freshman last year & many believe he has a real chance to get under a 10 flat by his senior year. Last year as a freshman he was also clocked at a 21.5 in the 200 meter & when you see him on the football field it’s clear that this kid had world class track speed. Ahmonte’s father (Cornell Watkins) was also a track star in high school at East St. John & then earned a scholarship to Southeastern University where he starred at.
Many big schools are monitoring Watkins closely at the moment & don’t be surprised if you see him pile up many more offers before the start of his junior year. Miami, Colorado, Houston, Louisiana Tech, ULL, & Tulane are some schools that could pull the trigger on Watkins sooner than later. “Alabama is my dream school but I just want to find a school that I can play both football & track to go with a good academic program,” Watkins said.
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