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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
ATH Dareian Watkins names a final 5

By Jared Shanker

Five programs remain in the race for the commitment of Galion (Ohio) athlete Dareian Watkins.

Watkins' father, Heath, said Dareian has a final group of Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State and Northwestern. Heath said Dareian is not considering any other programs -- doesn't matter if its a new school to offer or one of the remaining 15 programs to extend a scholarship.

A commitment will come at the beginning of May for the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Watkins, who will play either receiver or safety in college. He played quarterback for much of his junior season but spent the latter parts of the year playing receiver.

"He will try to make a final decision around May 1," Heath said.

Watkins will visit Northwestern on Friday. He will also visit Indiana and Illinois at the end of March and Louisville and Michigan State in April. Heath Watkins also said they could visit MSU twice.