The atmosphere surrounding practice was something that Carlos Watkins found comfortable and welcoming, and he said getting to speak with some of the current players after practice was exciting.
"I really enjoyed meeting some of the players after practice," Watkins said. "They talked to me like I was one of their friends."
But the 2012 recruit had the same thing on his mind that every defensive tackle does – getting to the quarterback. After watching practice, Watkins was very proud of one aspect of GT practice and seemed eager to join.
"They can hit the quarterback in practice," Watkins said. "I liked that a lot!"
Watkins made the trip from Forest City, N.C. to attend practice, but also to meet with coaches and discuss a possible future at Georgia Tech. He remains close with his recruiting coach, Andy McCollum, and also spoke with head coach Paul Johnson during the campus visit.
"Coach McCollum is a really cool guy," Watkins said. "We talked a lot before practice about the football program."
The proximity of everything on campus and its place in the middle of Atlanta are helping to keep Georgia Tech among Watkins' favorites, and he seems to be forming a stronger bond with each visit. Getting to see the defense live and in person will help him with the process.
"Once you make a visit, it can change your mind," Watkins said. Whether this visit will convince him to commit to Georgia Tech remains to be seen.