SAN ANTONIO, Texas — It looks like Florida is back in the running for one of the state’s top prospects.
During Thursday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl practice, South Fort Myers wide receiver Sammy Watkins said that while he remains committed to Clemson, he is planning to take the rest of his official visits this month.
Florida is in line to get one of those visits, he said. His half-brother, Jaylen Watkins, is a freshman cornerback at UF.
Sammy Watkins doesn’t have dates or the other schools he’ll visit yet. Michigan and Clemson won’t get visits because he’s already been there, he said.
Sammy Watkins, whom Rivals.com ranks as the nation’s No. 3 receiver, visited Florida during the regular season for a game and listed Florida as one of his top schools over the summer. However, the Gators only fell down his list during the season.
The hiring of former Miami wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill is one of the reasons Sammy Watkins said he’s interested in checking Florida out again. He and Hill developed a good relationship while he was with the Hurricanes.
Watkins stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 180 pounds. As a senior, Watkins caught 54 passes for 1,268 yards and 14 touchdowns, according to maxpreps.com.