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August 24, 2013

Watts from walk-on to elite

(Continued)

TULSA —

Blankenship didn’t have a scholarship at the time to offer Watts, but the running back was OK with that.

“Trey was not a great high school player,” Blankenship said. “He was not a Division-I recruit that people just (thought) would be a no-brainer, but he was a very good high school running back.

“When I looked at the film, I had flashbacks because I saw an older guy with his last name making some of those same moves. I thought, ‘Maybe.”’

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