NC Athlete takes in Tennessee Jr Day

Tennessee received a lot of attention from North Carolina athletes this past Saturday during the Vols first Junior Day of the year. One top athlete that made the trip over the mountains was Forest City, NC and Chase High School player Carlos Watkins. Go "Inside" to get the latest on his recruitment and get his thoughts on the UT campus.

Tennessee received a lot of attention from North Carolina athletes this past Saturday during the Vols first Junior Day of the year.

Over 25 area and regional standout prospects were in attendance at the one day event.

One top athlete that made the trip over the mountains was Forest City, NC and Chase High School player Carlos Watkins.

"It was great," Watkins told InsideTennessee.com after the completion of Junior Day at UT ."I liked it a whole lot."

Was it better than he expected it to be?

"I really expected it to be nice," Watkins said. "My coaches have been telling me how good it was going to be here, it was everything they said it was and more."

Watkins was impressed with the atmosphere and the overall feel he got for the campus on Rocky Top.

"It's a great environment," Watkins said. "I really like Coach Dooley and his coaching staff, they are really cool."

While Watkins isn't holding an offer from Tennessee yet, but does have offers from several other schools.

"Right now I have offers from Georgia Tech, Clemson, South Carolina and North Carolina State," Watkins said. "I would love an offer from Tennessee."

What type of player is Watkins going to be at the next level?

Scout.com caught up with Watkins' head coach Daniel Bailey earlier and got his take on the standout athlete.

"The attraction with Carlos is his athletic ability and his footwork he has," Coach Bailey said. "His ability to move 275 pounds is amazing. We've had kids here that played football in college and some that played in the NFL, we feel Watkins is as athletic, if not more athletic than some of those guys."

The standout athlete has played several positions for his high school team.

"I play full back and tight end on offense," Watkins said. "I play defensive line and linebacker on defense. I can a lot of different positions."

Watkins is listed at 6-foot-4, 275-pounds.


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