Michigan State Football Recruiting: Dareian Watkins Visits Illinois

2014 athlete Dareian Watkins traveled to Champaign, Illinois to unofficially visited the Illinois Fighting Illini on Monday.

Nov 17, 2012; Champaign, IL, USA;Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Tim Beckman during the first quarter against the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

The Galion, Ohio recruit currently has offers from the Michigan State Spartans, Northwestern Wildcats, Illinois Fighting Illini, Indiana Hoosiers, Louisville Cardinals, Wisconsin Badgers, Akron Zips, Bowling Green Falcons, Cincinnati Bearcats, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Iowa Hawkeyes, Kent State Golden Flashes, Kentucky Wildcats, Maryland Terrapins, Minnesota Golden Gophers, North Carolina State Wolfpack, Ohio Bobcats, Purdue Boilermakers, Toledo Rockets, and West Virginia Mountaineers.

Although, Watkins in only interested in Michigan State, Northwestern, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, and Wisconsin.

Watkins is a 6’2″, 192 pound athlete from Galion, Ohio. He is currently a junior at Galion High School. While at Galion in 2012, he played quarterback and wide receiver.

For Illinois, Watkins is being recruited by linebackers coach, Mike Ward. He is also being recruited by Mike Tressel of Michigan State, Mick McCall of Northwestern, and Tommy Restivo of Louisville.

The four-star recruit is currently ranked 8th in the state of Ohio, 15th among athletes, and 177th nationally among 2014 high school recruits by 247Sports.

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Topics: Dareian Watkins, Football, Illinois Fighting Illini, Michigan State Spartans, Recruiting

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