As a senior, he averaged 7 tackles a game and had 15 interceptions. As a junior, Watkins had 50 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and 14 sacks. In 10 games on offense he caught 11 passes for 237 yards while rushing for 270 yards on 65 carries. As a sophomore, he started at offensive tackle.
Class of 2012 ESPNU 150 Watch List Recruit. He grew up a fan of Miami. His recruiter is Dan Brooks. He has made two visits to Clemson in the past. Thinking of majoring in criminal justice. Averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds while playing center for his high school. #9 rated player and 5 star recruit based on the 2012 AthleteVault NC/SC Rankings. His brother, Tray Watkins is a 2013 DE prospect and his cousin, Dane Rodgers is another 2013 DE target.