Florida

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Jaylen Watkins

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
FloridaCOMMITTED (04/10/2009)Offered12/11/2009
AlabamaNoneOfferedNone
Boston Coll.NoneOfferedNone
Florida St.NoneOfferedNone
GeorgiaNoneOfferedNone
Miami (FL)NoneOfferedNone
MichiganNoneOfferedNone
MississippiNoneOfferedNone
Notre DameNoneOfferedNone
Ohio St.NoneOfferedNoneTaver Johnson
TennesseeNoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Jaylen Watkins

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 08/25/2009
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Ball SkillsBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Has good height for a corner at closer to 5 feet 11 with a slight build. He does have the frame to add some weight, but there is a limit to how big he can get.
Needs Improvement: Must improve strength in order to be effective in press coverage. Watkins also needs to work on staying lower in his backpedal to help with keeping his balance as he changes directions.
Most Impressive: He has excellent straight-line speed and can turn and run with almost anybody. He does a nice job breaking on the ball while in off-man coverage and has above-average ball skills.
Conclusion: As a corner, more than likely he will redshirt while learning the complexities of college football and gaining needed strength. Do not be surprised if Watkins ends up as a receiver; he is used to having the ball in his hands and making things happen.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

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No spring break for Florida coach Meyer03/17/2010Rivals.com College Football
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Army Bowl: East stars of the week01/10/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Army Bowl: Breaking down the matchups01/08/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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East notebook: Big day for Prater01/06/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Is Elam changing his mind again?01/06/2010UGASports.com
Army recruiting notes: Elam in the spotlight01/06/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army Express: Another Elam twist?01/05/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Watkins still sees his future in Gainesville01/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Sizing up the Army Bowl rosters01/02/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Some Gator recruits need answers quickly12/27/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Gator targets and commits in the Rivals10012/09/2009InsidetheGators.com
Riggs down to three, names a leader11/30/2009InsidetheGators.com
WEEKEND RECRUITING PREVIEW11/26/2009InsidetheGators.com
Category rankings: Cornerbacks11/20/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Whispers: Alabama-Auburn battle heats up11/12/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Gators hosting three big visitors11/05/2009InsidetheGators.com
4-star Watkins sees a couple of similarities10/27/2009InsidetheGators.com
Gator targets and commits in the Rivals10010/13/2009InsidetheGators.com
Breakdown: UF doing great instate08/14/2009InsidetheGators.com
Farrell: Impressions from the road08/07/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Florida's Friday Night Lights Hot 1107/25/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Top prospects set tone at Gridiron Kings07/24/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Friday Night Lights Preview: Defense07/23/2009InsidetheGators.com
Gator targets and commits in the Rivals10007/21/2009InsidetheGators.com
Team preview: Cape Coral07/13/2009FlaVarsity.com
Recruiting in-depth: Looking at the final 1006/25/2009InsidetheGators.com
Watkins talks about his decision04/10/2009InsidetheGators.com
Irish offer four-star athlete04/03/2009IrishIllustrated.com
Cape Coral athlete still likes Florida03/23/2009InsidetheGators.com
Dawgs enter mix for Watkins03/16/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Watkins narrowing his list03/15/2009TigerBait.com
LSU offers Florida cornerback03/11/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Florida teammates each receive Michigan offer03/09/2009TheWolverine.com
Watkins gets offer from his top school03/02/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Bucks offer another Florida corner03/02/2009BuckeyeGrove.com
Watkins lands Buckeye offer03/02/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Florida ATH lands two big offers02/24/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Watkins open after Bama offer02/22/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Watkins discusses Wake offer02/19/2009DeaconsIllustrated.com
Offers starting to roll in for Watkins02/16/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video: Watkins Does It All02/02/2009Rivals.com
2010 playmaker emerges from Florida01/30/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting

Stats

RushingPassingDefense
Year YdsTDYdsTDUTTckInt
2008 (Jr.)3295419536713

Jaylen Watkins reminds us of...

Darrelle Revis - CB Aliquippa, PA Ht: 5'11"Wt: 198 lbs Team: New York Jets