Cornerback Nick Watkins (Dallas/Bishop Dunne) wasn’t able to make it Sunday to Austin for Texas’ mini camp. He made up for that absence by taking an unofficial visit Wednesday.
The top 2014 prospect, along with his mother and uncle, got the full tour during their daylong visit and came away impressed.
“It was pretty good,” Watkins said. “I checked out basically everything from the football field to the dorms. I got to see the trophies in the trophy hall, and the locker room and weight room and everything.
“It looks like Mack Brown runs a great football program, and they’re looking like they’ll do good in the future.”
A 6-foot-1, 180-pound corner, Watkins was able to meet with the Longhorns coaching staff, and he spoke with secondary coach Duane Akina about where he’d fit in UT’s defense.
Few 2014 recruits have as strong an offer list as Watkins. Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and at least a half-dozen other big-time programs have offered.
“It’s been really exciting,” he said. “I’m just amazed. I didn’t think this would happen. I’ve just been blessed.”
Texas coaches didn’t spend much time discussing Watkins' offer status Wednesday, but he understands UT will wait until February to make an offer.
Watkins has yet to make plans for other camps or unofficial visits for the rest of the summer. He likes Texas, having watched the Longhorns plenty growing up, but his recruiting process is only just beginning.
“I’m not in a rush to make a decision and I don’t have any front-runners,” he said. “I’m just taking it all in right now.”