Why be excited: He's one of the most explosive high school wide receivers in the country. The competition was no match for Watkins during his high school career in south Florida, where he established himself as a prolific, game-changing playmaker with a knack for delivering clutch performances. Matched against elite competition during practice for the U.S. Army All-America Bowl, Watkins offered more of the same. "Sammy was phenomenal all week - he was one of my best players," East receivers coach Lance Scheib, the head coach at Noblesville High (IN) High, told the Naples Daily News. "His explosiveness and his ability to go catch balls is amazing. I haven't seen anything like him. I see great things in his future."
You may not know: A year ago, his brother - Jaylen - was ranked as one of the nation's top five cornerbacks by both ESPN and Scout, and went on to sign with Florida, where he played last fall as a true freshman.
Where he fits into the depth chart: The Tigers are certain to throw Watkins into the wide receiver mix next summer as offensive coordinator Chad Morris installs his new scheme.
High School: South Fort Myers (Florida)
Weight: 180 lbs.
1,287 receiving yards and 17 total TDs in senior season