Watkins Hearing From Dawgs

Khristopher Watkins is a tight end at Jennings High School, but he has the size and athleticism to play several positions, including WR, LB and H-Back. Find out more about Watkins, who earned All-State honors on a team that rarely threw the ball...

"I'm getting letters from all of the coaches at Louisiana Tech," said Khristopher Watkins. "They're looking at me for the H-Back position. Grambling has offered and I'm hearing from everybody in Louisiana, except for LSU.

"I'm getting the most interest from TCU, Tech and Grambling."

Last week, Watkins (6-2, 210) camped with LSU.

"I wasn't the biggest tight end out there, but I feel like I was the best," he said. "I was talking to Dillon Gordon, the tight end who is committed to LSU, and he said LSU is looking more for size at tight end.

"There was another tight end there from Barbe ('13 prospect DeSean Smith). I feel like I was more athletic than any of the tight ends."

While at LSU, Watkins also learned some nuances on the opposite side of the ball.

"Everybody at the camp was asking me if I was a linebacker," he said. "I learned some things at linebacker. I stopped the best tight ends and caught passes on the best linebackers at the camp.

"I caught passes on (LSU commits) Lamar Louis and Torshiro Davis."

Last year, Watkins hauled in 21 receptions, 10 of which went for touchdowns, and he also enjoyed success at the recent New Level Athletics/Badger Sport 7-on-7 National Championship.

"(Five-Star CB) Tee Shepard couldn't hold me," said Watkins, who won the TE MVP at the Lafayette National Underclassmen Combine earlier this summer.

Watkins is from the same school as '11 Tech signee Bryson Abraham. In fact, Abraham - who is projected as either a WR or DB for the Bulldogs - was the QB who tossed last year's touchdown passes to Watkins.


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