Michigan swings by to see Galion sophomore

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Galion QB Dareian Watkins at the 2012 OSU Spring Game

Friday, Michigan coaches hit Gailon High School to check out class of 2014 athlete Dareian Watkins. The Wolverines aren’t the only ones taking note…


Friday, Michigan coaches hit Gailon High School to check out class of 2014 athlete Dareian Watkins. The Wolverines aren’t the only ones taking note.

“I didn’t really get to talk to the Michigan coaches but my head
coach talked to them for a while,” said Watkins. “Michigan has been in
contact with my head coach for a few weeks. They really liked my film
and they want to see me at their camp this summer. I am planning on
making it to the camp but I’m not certain yet.”

The Wolverines are looking at the 6-foot-2, 184-pound Watkins as a
wide receiver, although he plays quarterback for his high school team.

Along with Michigan, Watkins has received interest from
Wisconsin, Kent State, Missouri, Toledo, West Virginia, Penn State,
Illinois, and Ohio State.

“I grew up an Ohio State fan but now that I am being recruited
that doesn’t matter,” said Watkins. “I am going to go to the programs
that fits me the best. I was really surprised with what Michigan did in
Brady Hoke’s first year. I am a huge fan of Denard Robinson and that offense. I hear great things about Michigan but I have never been there.”

Watkins has yet to receive his first scholarship but some schools have talked about the possibility of an early offer.

“Georgia Tech has probably shown me the most interest so far,”
said Watkins. They want me at quarterback. They have talked about an
offer, along with Wisconsin, Missouri, and Penn State, but nothing is
official yet. I plan on going to camp at those schools too because they
are all great football programs with a lot of tradition.”

Last season, Watkins passed for 1256 yards and 16 touchdowns. He ran for 549 yards, and ten touchdowns.

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