April 12, 2006

Alabama offers Tennessee DE

Defensive end Alex Watkins of Haywood High School in Brownsville, Tenn., hasn't seen his name bandied around in the early part of the recruiting process by most but that is about to change. The 6-foot-5, 225-pounder has picked up his first six offers after a strong junior showing, and more are likely on the way.

"I've got offers from Texas Tech, Alabama, Clemson, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Memphis so far and a lot of other schools are recruiting me," Watkins said. "Alabama was my most recent offer and all of them are in writing except for Memphis. They haven't sent their's yet.

"I don't have an overall list of favorites, but I plan to go to some camps at those schools this year and check out the schools. Everyone is pretty much in the same boat now and I didn't have a favorite growing up. I just liked to watch all the big-name schools."

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