Floridia WR Sammy Watkins (Scout 5*, #3WR, Rival 4*, ESPNU 150 Watch List) is featured in this gatorsports.com article. Previously featured here, Watkins appears to have Michigan in his top 3 along with UF and The U.
With more colleges showing interest in Sammy, he said he will use his summer to visit schools rather than competing at camps. He realizes schools won’t get to see him showcase his skills, but he’s not concerned with that because he’ll have the season to show coaches what he can do.
“I don’t really care about (working out at camps) because I can work out with my coaches and my teammates or I can just train myself,” he said. “I don’t need anybody to motivate me so I don’t care about any camps.
Sammy said he and his coach will sit down next week and narrow his list of schools down to 10. As of now, the only schools he knows will make the cut are Florida, Miami and Michigan.
Convincing Watkins to leave the comfort of home and brave the cold of Michigan is quite a tall order for RichRod and his staff, especially given that...
...there are two schools that have stuck out for him since his recruitment began — Florida and Miami. Watkins said he grew up watching the Hurricanes and having them close to home has helped him learn more about the program.
“I like them,” Watkins said of Miami. “It’s close to home, good school with good academics. They are all right.”
But he’s got a special bond with Florida. His half-brother Jaylen is a true freshman cornerback for the Gators, and Sammy said reuniting with Jaylen would be nice, but he’s still got to make the right decision for himself.
“My brother is over there, but at the same time I have to choose the place where I want to go, but I like them,” he said. “I’ve visited there and it’s pretty close to home, so they’re looking pretty good.”
All that said, Watkins' Michigan Spring Game experience was clearly very positive and has put the Wolverines on his short list. Here's hoping he follows in the footsteps of the greatest Michigan WR of all time (and fellow Floridian).