Nearly three weeks after leaving Notre Dame, Nick Watkins‘ future is quickly coming into focus.
According to Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com, Watkins will take an official visit to West Virginia this week. Additionally, the cornerback is expected to take unofficial visits to Houston, SMU and TCU at some point before the calendar turns to June.
Speaking of next month, Rittenberg reports that Watkins hopes to have a transfer destination decided on by the beginning of June.
As a graduate transfer, the defensive back will be eligible immediately at whichever FBS school to which he transfers for his final season.
Watkins played in 35 games the past four seasons for the Fighting Irish, including a dozen this past season. In 2017, Watkins set career-highs with 29 tackles and eight passes defensed.
Watkins’ entire 2016 season was wiped out by a broken arm sustained in spring practice, leading to a medical hardship waiver that gave him another year of eligibility.