Watkins Trips From Washington

Burien (Wash.) athlete Anthony Watkins has returned home from his official visit from Kentucky. What's the latest on the Apple state star's recruitment?

"Kenntucky helped themselves alot this weekend," Anthony Watkins said. "I had been down there before, because me and my brother go there every summer, but this weekend definitely helped them."

Anthony was not accompanied on his official visit by his twin brother, Brian, but insists that doesn't mean UK is behind. "I basically wanted to see their facilities and more of the campus," Watkins explained, "Most important, I wanted to see how the players were and get a better feel for the coaching staff."

Kentucky linebacker Wesley Woodyard was Brown's host for the weekend. "Coach (Steve) Brown picked me up from the airport," Watkins explained. "I guess the thing that really stood out for me was the players. Just being able to see them interact. It was like they were one big family."

Blessed with above average speed (4.6 slow combine, 4.4 regular), Watkins holds two current scholarship offers from Oregon State and Kentucky.

"I haven't really seen Oregon State," Watkins insisted. "Plus I'd like to take another visit and be able to compare it to Kentucky, but like I said, it helped them alot."

Watkins also added 12 touchdowns and two interceptions in limited action, thanks to a broken thumb. Schools are recruiting the 6-foot-1, 190 pounder as an athlete capable of playing defensive back, running back or safety

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