Naasir Watkins - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 66


  • position Offensive Tackle
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 318
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Laurel, Md.
  • High school Our Lady of Good Counsel

High School

  • A three-star offensive line prospect by all four major recruiting services
  • Played tackle and tight end in high school as he possesses an uncommon level of athleticism for a high school lineman
  • Ranks as the No. 19 recruit in the state of Maryland and the No. 92 overall offensive tackle in his class according to 247 Sports
  • lists Watkins as 94th-best offensive tackle in the nation
  •’s scouting report says, “Watkins is a prospect with some raw ability and upside. Good height and bulk with a frame and build that can still be reworked some to carry and better maximize more mass. Displays good strength though room to improve and while good sized he still looks to have youthful type build”
  • Earned second-team All-Sentinel by The Sentinel Newspapers
  • Named second-team All-Conference defense by the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC)
  • Coached by Bill Milloy
  • Chose Kentucky over offers from Baylor, Temple and Old Dominion
  • High school teammate of fellow 2017 signee Josh Paschal


  • Name pronounced “Naasir (nah-SEAR)”
  • Born in Bowie, Md.
  • Son of Michelle Owens and Kevin Watkins
  • Father, Kevin, played football at Norfolk State, while an uncle, Bryan Watkins, played at Pitt and another uncle, Randal Henry, played at Navy
  • Major is pre-economics

Naasir Says

  • His nickname is “Nas”
  • He chose Kentucky because of the hospitality and the competition
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to teach football to children
  • His passion in life is finding inner peace and happiness
  • One word to describe him on the field is “woah”
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