"I went to camp today," Watkins told Bearcat Insider on Wednesday evening. "I felt I had a really good day as I ran a great forty and was in the race as one of the top forty times for quarterbacks and tight ends."
While Brian Kelly always looks for athletic players Watkins knew the real test was still ahead of him.
"Coach Kelly and Coach Forest watched me during the throwing drills. I feel I threw the ball very well today showing a very strong arm and during the one-on-one drills I hit on about 80% of my passes."
Did Caleb earn a Bearcats offer?
"Coach Kelly, Coach Coombs and Coach Forest all told me after camp they were going to look at the film and talk things over tonight. So right now it's a wait and see thing for me."
Watkins has improved his game each of the past three years. Last season saw the 6-foot-3, 194-pound signal caller battle great competition with two hard fought losses against Elder (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Warren Central (Indianapolis, In) before getting the Middies on a five game winning streak that included a 43-39 victory over powerhouse Colerain.
In the Colerain game Watkins went 14-22 for 174-yards and 4 touchdowns while also rushing for 75 yards as the Middies upset the Cardinals.
Caleb will contact Bearcat Insider when he learns his fate with the Bearcats. Many feel the Bearcats will offer another quarterback and with camp finishing on Wednesday they've had a chance to see several on their radar.