2014 Athlete Nick Watkins: The Competition for Him is Just Heating Up

By Tim Carroll
Notre Dame Alabama
Steve Mitchell – USA TODAY Sports

There are plenty of college football teams going after plenty of the same players. The competition for these  student-athletes are going to affect the balance of power in the college football world just a few short years down the road. The players in the class of 2014 are going to be the All-Americans and players driving National Championship runs from 2015 to 2018. No player may be more influential in determining whether a team competes for the number one spot in all the land or whether they will continue to disappoint their fan base.

Athlete Nick Watkins is from Dallas, Texas, the heart of football country, and knows competition. He is only considered somewhere between the number-eight to the number-13 cornerback in the country, but if he goes to a school where he can be the star and really prove himself on the field, he can really affected the way things are in college football. He can also play wide receiver, and smaller schools have been recruiting him and giving him the option to play both positions.

Watkins biggests suitors are the SEC‘s finest, Alabama, LSU and even Arkansas. He is also considering Texas and Notre Dame. If he chooses the Irish or the Longhorns, he could really help those teams stay in the tops of the nation. With all the elite quarterbacks both of those teams have to face in the Big 12, or across the nation, Watkins can be the big man on campus help his team remain nationally relevant. Notre Dame was once a laughing stock before storming back to prominence last season, Texas has been down on their luck the last couple seasons, and has not been able to compete with the Oklahomas or Oklahoma States of the world.

If Watkins bucks the trend of going to the top four SEC schools, he can help a team from a different conference win a title for the first time since 2005.

Tim Carroll is a Prep Sports Columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Timbo_Slice00 and add him to your circle on Google.

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