'Time-Out': Alex Watkins

Scout.com three-star defensive end Alex Watkins gave his verbal pledge to the University of Alabama in June. Watkins (6-4.5, 225-pounds) recorded 90 tackles and 15 sacks during his junior campaign, and we gain a little insight into the Brownsville-Haywood, (Tenn.) star.

Rebecca Johnston: What is your favorite moment in sports history?

Alex Watkins: When the Tennessee Titans went to the Super Bowl.

RJ: What would you do first if you won the lottery?

AW: Buy a house.

RJ: Who is the most important person in your life?

AW: My parents.

RJ: What is the hardest thing you've ever gone through?

AW: When my Auntie died 3 years ago.

RJ: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you?

AW: I set the garbage can on fire.

RJ: How did that happen?

AW: I was playing with a lighter. I had a real affection for fire back then, and I wanted to see how fast it would melt plastic. I lit a plastic bag and, it burned fast all right. I dropped it in the garbage can and caught the can on fire. I got in big trouble.

RJ: What is something we don't know about your head coach?

AW: (Coach Bart Stowe) He is a caring guy. He loves kids.

RJ: Who is the best player on your team (besides you)?

AW: There's a whole bunch of them. I couldn't name just one.

RJ: What is your favorite thing about school?

AW: Playing football.

RJ: What is your favorite childhood memory?

AW: It just amazes me how I've grown up. I was a crybaby. The youngest of three sons.

RJ: What is your greatest virtue?

AW: I'm very laid back, nothing fazes me. I'm a down to earth kid.

RJ: What is the virtue you most admire in others?

AW: Honesty.

RJ: Do you have pets?

AW: I have a whole bunch of dogs.

RJ: What is your favorite food?

AW: When you're my size everything is good. (laughing) I guess ice cream and fried okra.

RJ: Who is your favorite musical performer?

JM: I don't listen to much, but I like slow music. It helps me to relax.

RJ: What is your favorite video game?

AW: Super Smash Brothers on 64.

RJ: Nickname?

AW: Adubb.

RJ: What is your favorite season of the year?

AW: Fall. Football season

RJ: If you could visit any place where would you go?

AW: The Middle East.

RJ: Where in the Middle East?

AW: Basically the Holy Land. Jerusalem.

RJ: Where would you like to live?

AW: In the Caribbean.

RJ: Who is your hero?

AW: My parents.

RJ: What is your proudest moment?

AW: Whenever I sack the quarterback.

RJ: Excluding football what is your favorite sport?

AW: Basketball.

RJ: If you could attend a football game with two people, one a family member or friend and the other person someone you don't know but, that you admire, who would you take?

AW: My dad and a girlfriend.

RJ: The girlfriend to be named later?

AW: Yes.

RJ: After your college career is over how would you like to be remembered in their history?

AW: I would like to break the sack record.

The sack record at the University of Alabama belongs to the unanimous All-American selection Derrick Thomas with 52 total sacks in his collegiate career. The linebacker in 1988 alone set a season record of 27.

Rebecca Johnston is a feature writer for ScoutSouth.com.

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