Watkins adding to visits list with Oregon

Dallas (Tex.) Bishop Dunne cornerback Nick Watkins is ready to trip out west.

Cornerback Nick Watkins is preparing for more visits and is getting ready to schedule one to Oregon. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound cornerback spoke to eDuck.com on Wednesday and confirmed that he will take a trip out to Eugene sometime in the near future.

Oregon has their eyes on several top defensive backs, and already have two verbal commits from cornerbacks in junior college prospect Dominique Harrison and Watkins' fellow Texan, and friend, Arrion Springs.

In fact, lately Springs has been in Watkins ear about possibly playing together at Oregon next season, and the four-star corner seems intrigued.

"We just started talking," Watkins said. "We're pretty good friends and he's trying to get me to go there. I think we'd make a pretty good duo in the secondary."

Watkins is also entertaining official visits to Alabama, Notre Dame, UCLA and Ole Miss. With Oregon, he may have the added bonus of evaluating two teams, as he hopes to visit the Ducks play the Bruins in October. It's there that Watkins hopes to see if Oregon will have everything he's looking for in a program.

"I'm just looking for a winning program, a place where I can come in and compete and hopefully get on the field early," Watkins said.

Watkins plans on being a business major, with the hopes that one day he will own his own business. Of course, in addition to a business program, Oregon's athletic facilities and uniforms also pique the interest of Watkins.

"The facilities are probably the best in the country," Watkins said.

Watkins said that he and secondary coach John Neal stay in touch on a weekly basis through telephone or email, and cited him as one of the reasons he's planning a visit.

"He's definitely a great guy," Watkins said.

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