Watkins Visits Dayton

2013 PG Dayshawn Watkins checked out the UD campus today and spoke to A10Report.com about his visit. Where do the Flyers stand in his recruitment? Find out inside!

Arkansas native Dayshawn Watkins stopped by the Atlantic 10's Dayton Flyers today to check out the campus on an unofficial visit.

Watkins, a 2013 point guard, has known UD assistant Tom Ostrom since eighth grade when Ostrom was a coach at Arkansas.

"It was good," he said. "I liked it. It was real nice. . .they tell me that they like my style of play and that I can come right in and play because Kevin Dillard is going to be graduating. I feel like I play similar to him."

Watkins noted that Ostrom's solid relationship gives the Flyers "an advantage" in his recruitment, and said that although he currently holds offers from Missouri State, Louisiana Tech, Tulsa, Ole Miss, UAB, and Dayton, he noted the UD, Butler, UAB, and Missouri State are sticking out to him the most.

Running on the Nike EYBL circuit with the Arkansas Wings, Watkins gets to see how he measures up against some of the best competition in the country.

"I distribute the ball and can find anybody open," Watkins said. "I can score if I need to to get my team back on the right track. I also shut my opponents down on defense."

Watkins averaged over 11 points, nearly five assists, and three rebounds per game on the EYBL circuit, as his team went 13-7 to clinch an auto bid for Peach Jam.

Heading towards the July period, Watkins believes he needs to work on his strength and jump shot, as well as working on ball screen penetration to succeed at the collegiate level.

He plans on narrowing down his list some time in August once the AAU season is over.

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