October 16, 2006

Watkins raves about his first UA game

Haywood defensive end Alex Watkins earned a scholarship from Alabama this summer and committed to the Tide in June. This weekend Watkins, 6-foot-5, 225-pounds, made his first trip to the Capstone for an Alabama contest and his visit went extremely well.

"Man that was great! I loved my visit this week. That was the first time I've been to a game at Alabama and it was more than I ever could have expected. The fans were crazy they kept chanting and cheering the whole game and they were so loud. A few of them recognized my name and gave me a Roll Tide," Watkins said. "Coach (Sparky) Woods told me to come down and experience it first hand. He said I would love it and I did. I can't wait to play in that kind of atmosphere. They had me so pumped up I wanted to run out there and help them win.

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