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3-star Fort Worth athlete Anthony Watkins commits to Missouri over Baylor, Texas Tech

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The running back/safety is Mizzou’s first commitment of 2019 from the state of Texas.

Missouri has quite a few visitors in town this weekend, and one of them decided he’d like to stay a few years here. Anthony Watkins, a running back and safety from Fort Worth (Tex.) South Hills High School, committed to Barry Odom’s Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

Per the 247Sports Composite, Watkins is a three-star prospect; he boasted offers from Baylor and Texas Tech, along with a host of Group of 5 schools. He told a fan on Twitter that he’s being recruited as a running back.

He doesn’t have just a ton of Hudl film to check out — he has some game highlights from 2017, his junior season, but the last full-season highlight package is from his sophomore year, and it’s mostly of him playing safety. There, he showed strong athleticism and quick reactions, quickly reading the situation and putting himself in position to make plays.

Whether he ends up on offense or defense, the 6’0, 180-pounder is Mizzou’s fourth commitment of the 2019 cycle, joining St. Louis lineman Jack Buford, Michigan safety Aidan Harrison, and, for now, Memphis/IMG receiver Shamar Nash, who is currently on an official visit to Arkansas. WELCOME, ANTHONY.