June 16, 2006

Watkins ready to roll

Brownsville, Tenn., Haywood weakside defensive end Alex Watkins had been already leaning toward Alabama and it was a trip to Tuscaloosa for the Crimson Tide's camp that helped him come to a final decision.

And it's a decision that is sure to excite Crimson Tide fans.

"I went to Alabama's camp this week, and I performed really well," Watkins, who is 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, said. "I got to know the coaches better and they showed me the whole campus. Alabama was great and it had everything I was looking for - on and off the field.

"I was already leaning toward Alabama, and when I got home I decided to commit. I called coach (Sparky) Woods and told him and coach (Mike) Shula this afternoon that I was going to play for them."

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