My name is Caleb Watkins and I am a senior at Corbin High School in Corbin, Kentucky. I am an honors student and additionally, a three sport athlete. While I enjoy basketball and baseball, I particularly enjoy football and it remains my favorite. It is for this reason, that I have a strong desire to play this sport at the next level. I am particularly interested in finding an institution which has an outstanding academic reputation and where I could pursue playing the sport I love. Financial assistance will be a necessity and this would be a primary consideration. While being close to home is my preference, I am very willing to travel further for the right opportunity.
I was fortunate enough to be a starter at the Varsity level, on both sides of the ball for the past three seasons. I played the entire season and enjoyed some success, particularly as a young player. I have had playing time as an outside linebacker, running back and wide receiver. I earned recognition as a 2007 and 2008 All S.E.K.C. player, as well as a member of the 2007and 2008 All-District Team. I was selected as an Honorable Mention All-State player. I was selected by Rivals High as the student-athlete of the week in October 2007. I also earned the recognition of Iron Man for our team for the 2007,2008 and 2009 seasons. This award was for the player who has shown to be the strongest player on the team, pound for pound. This was done by percentage of weight lifted, in relation to body weight. I have also had the honor of being elected as the only underclassmen captain for the 2008-2009 football season. I have been selected for captain of our 2009-2010 team as well. I am a leader both on and off the field. I was selected as MVP in the Cumberland Falls Pigskin Classic 2008 where we defeated Knox Central 34-14. I was also selected as WYMT player of the week and Primetime Prep Player of the week for my role in beating LCA 48-34 in 2008. During this contest I rushed for over 300 yards, scored 4 TD's two of which were 90+ yards and sacked the quarterback for a 25 yard loss.