"Carlos is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Chase High School," said John Myers, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. "Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and
The 6-foot-4, 280-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. He is currently rated as the #11 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Watkins is committed to play his college ball for Clemson.
Scout Eval: With his size and athleticism Watkins is an ideal candidate to play defensive tackle or possibly even a strong side defensive end in a 3-4 alignment. It's not surprising that Watkins doesn't have a lot of refined pass rush moves considering his tendency to bounce all around the field during a game, but what he does show is exceptional upper body strength. He uses his hands well to control and dismiss the defender in front of him.
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(From left to right) Staff Sergeant Holmes, Staff Sergeant Michael Tyo, Carlos Watkins, Lieutenant Chris Bell