Wearesc- How was the trip to USC this past weekend?
Watkins- "It was pretty fun. We went to Keyshawn Johnson's restaurant. It was fun. I met Keyshawn Johnson. He's pretty cool. Also, you know, we went out, hung out with the team, got to know the players. On Saturday, we went out to a restaurant…Papadakis'. Yeah, that was funny."
Wearesc- Did you commit?
Watkins- "No Sir."
Wearesc- Did you get a chance to visit the Coliseum?
Watkins- "Yeah, it was great. It was at night and they showed our names on the screen and everything."
Wearesc- How was the basketball game on Saturday?
Watkins- "That was fun too. I didn't know their basketball team was that good."
Wearesc- Who was your host?
Watkins- "Alex, the tight end. Yeah, he was cool."
Wearesc- Did you get a chance to talk to the coaches?
Watkins- "Yes. Mostly Kiffin and Coach Carroll. And, I talked to the D.B. coach a little bit. They were pretty fun dudes. They were energetic."
Wearesc- Did they talk to you about where you will fit in on the defense?
Watkins- "Yes. They said ‘We're not going to guarantee you the starting job', you know. They said they're going to give me a shot at it."
Wearesc- Was there anything else that stood out on the trip?
Watkins- "I like their physical therapy program. I love how they work with athletes to improve their speed and everything. How the research center is right there on campus. I like everything about that, you know, because I want to go into physical therapy. I thought that was pretty neat how they do that because I didn't know how athletes come to USC and train."
Wearesc- Did your parents enjoy the trip?
Watkins- "Oh, they loved it."
Wearesc- Is distance from home, and the fact that USC is farther away from home than the other schools you are looking at, a factor in your decision?
Watkins- "No. For me, no. The distance…I could spend four years out there. I'm not really looking at it like it's forever. Yeah, I could spend a couple years out there."
Wearesc- Is the distance from home a factor for your parents?
Watkins- "I'm not even sure."
Wearesc- What other schools are you looking at right now?
Watkins- "Florida State and that's about it because I haven't visited Georgia yet. I'm not going to think about Georgia until I see what they have to offer and everything."
Wearesc- So you are visiting Georgia this upcoming weekend?
Wearesc- Do you have a leader out of the three schools you are considering?
Watkins- "No, not really."
Wearesc- Any in-home visits coming up?
Watkins- "I think Florida State and USC are coming up."
Wearesc- Any idea of when you might make your decision?
Watkins- "I'm going to try and make my decision by February 6th."