For cornerback Nick Watkins, the recruiting process is something that he would prefer to worry about at a later date.
The 2014 Bishop Dunne High School (Dallas, TX) standout has seen his offer list grow over recent months, with schools coming at him from coast to coast. The No. 5 cornerback for the class of 2014 explained that the recruiting process has been hectic so far, a main reason for Watkins putting it on the backburner for now.
However, Watkins said that he is enjoying hearing from schools and what they have to say.
"It's going well," Watkins said of his recruitment. "Everyone is sending me letters and stuff. It's been really hectic and I'm just taking my time with everything. But, it's going really well."
The 6-foot-1 180-pound prospect has only been able to visit a couple of schools this fall, including Texas and Alabama, and Watkins said that he isn't planning on visiting any other schools for quite some time.
"I haven't really thought about any unofficial visits yet with the season just ending, except for the ones I took already," Watkins said. "I was probably going to start worrying about that heading into next years football season."
With offers rolling in from all over the country, Watkins says that no school has separated themselves from the pack. Watkins explained that he is really just trying to take everything in stride and not rule anyone out too early.
"I really can't single out one school or a list of schools," Watkins said. "Everyone is really throwing their pitch in right now. I can't just pick a list of them or anything because it's all the same with all of them and I want to give them all a fair shot."
One school that sent out an early offer to Watkins was LSU. Watkins had a lot of good things to say about LSU and the offer, including one memorable moment in recent weeks by Coach Les Miles that made an impact on him.
"Honestly, they are a contender in the SEC," Watkins said. "They are one of the top teams in the country. They have top athletes and they win a lot of games. They are great overall. And I really liked the Les Miles press conference the other night. It was really funny."
While he doesn't get to speak with them on the phone on a regular basis, Watkins explained that he has been able to forge a relationship with a couple of recruiters from LSU.
"Coach Ensminger sent me his card and Frank Wilson has been in contact with me as well," Watkins said. "I have a pretty good relationship with both of them. I think my main recruiter is Coach Ensminger and things have been going well. I've been hearing from them pretty regularly."
Watkins also added that because he hasn't started thinking about which schools he will visit, he has no idea when a decision could come. The 2014 standout has plenty of time to decide and he will take every opportunity to give all of his options a chance.
Watkins Taking It Slow
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