Under Armour jersey tour: WR Justin Watkins


Wide receiver Justin Watkins was presented with an Under Armour All America jersey on Tuesday at East Ridge (Clermont, Florida) High.

“This is one of my greatest accomplishments yet,” said Watkins. “Growing up, I went to the game three times and watched it on TV when I wasn’t there in person. To get to play in the game now means everything to me.”

The 6-foot, 173-pound playmaker has been one of the more turbulent recruitments in the 2018 cycle, but could be circling back to where it all began.

“I’m starting to schedule my official visits. I have LSU for their last game of the season, and I also have one to Alabama I’m setting up,” Watkins said. “I may also visit Florida and Louisville. Maybe Kentucky too. I would like to get back up there. I can tell you that LSU is my leader right now.”

Four questions with Justin Watkins:

What player are you looking forward to competing with or against in the Under Armour All-America Game?

Al Blades for sure. He was one of the guys at Future 50 that pushed me and guarded me well.

If you could start a team with any player in your class, who would it be and why?

I would say Xavier Thomas. He’s a monster. He’s so fast and quick off the edge. It takes two people to slow him down.

What is your earliest football memory?

The first time I got hit. I think I was 9. It woke me up. It kind of hurt. I told myself I can’t be taking hits like that anymore, so it made me learn to avoid big hits.

What number do your wear, and why?

I wear 1, but 7 is my favorite number. I liken it to lucky 7. I won two youth league championships wearing lucky 7.