Will he visit Nebraska?

This coming weekend could have been a recruiting weekend for Nebraska. Nebraska is hosting Michigan State after all, but the game picked up by ABC got an 11:00 CST start time. Carlos Watkins and Jonathan Bullard were set to see Nebraska together. That was before the early start time was announced and before Watkins committed to Clemson. Is there still a chance to host Watkins?

It's a big weekend in Lincoln. Nebraska, 2-1 in conference, hosts Michigan State who is unbeaten in conference play as a key game to see who will represent the Legends Division in the Big Ten title game. The 11:00 start time might limit some recruits from coming in though.

And the start time is just one thing standing in front of Carlos Watkins who up to a couple of weeks ago was set to visit Nebraska. That is until he verbally committed to Clemson.

"It was a pretty good deal," Watkins said. "I came out through a banner in a Clemson covered golf cart announcing my commitment. It was a real good night."

Watkins, from Forest City (N.C.) Chase high school is good friends with Jonathan Bullard from Shelby (N.C.) Crest. The two had made a number of visits together and planned on seeing Nebraska for the Michigan State game.

"I have talked to Jon and he wants me to go along on the trip with him. I am going to have to see. I am still thinking about it. I am going to have to talk about it with my parents and everything. I don't know yet, right off the bat."

Both Watkins and Bullard have games that Friday night so both will have to leave out early in the morning on Saturday. They would have to fly into Omaha, likely having to connect at least once, and then drive from Omaha to Lincoln in traffic to make it to the game.

"We both play on Friday night. I really haven't thought about it. He said that he was going to go for sure that Saturday morning, really early. It would be a long day traveling out there."

Watkins believes that he will know for sure by either late tomorrow or by Wednesday at the latest if he will take the visit to Nebraska. Stay tuned to BigRedReport.com for all the latest regarding Watkins and all of the visitors this coming weekend!

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in Scout.com's SuperPrep Magazine.
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