Watkins signs

Cedartown's Jordan Watkins signed a letter of intent to wrestle for Campbellsville University. Shown at the signing, on the front row, from left, are father Heath Watkins, Jordan Watkins, mother Jessica Watkins, sister Emmalee Watkins and brother John Watkins. On the back row, from left, are Cedartown High School head wrestling coach Jerry Hartline, Cedartown Middle School wrestling coach James Bowman, and Cedartown High School assistant wrestling coach Dr. Rick Shortt. (Contributed photo)


Jordan Watkins made himself one of the best high school wrestlers in the state of Georgia. Now he is looking to make himself one of the best in college.

Watkins, a 2012 Class AAA 195-pound state champion and a 2013 Class AAAA state runner-up, signed a letter of intent on Wednesday, May 22 to wrestle the next four years at Campbellsville University in Kentucky.

Watkins, who will pursue a degree in special education, is also receiving local scholarships from Cedartown High School Skills USA in construction and the Dan Dutton Athletic Scholarship.

Campbellsville competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).