Excellent prospect that emerged as a part-time starting outfielder for the Tigers in 2010 and 2011 ... did not return to the LSU squad after the 2011 season ... possesses both outstanding power and speed and can hit the ball to all fields with authority ... a threat on the bases and a run producer during his career.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011)
Played in 48 games (44 starts - 35 in left field, seven at DH, two in right field), batting .226 (35-for-155) with six doubles, one triple, two homers, 24 RBI, 45 runs and 17 stolen bases ... 3-for-4 at Alabama on May 6 with one double, one triple, two runs and one RBI ... 3-for-5 at Nicholls State on March 16 with two runs and two RBI ... 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI vs. Princeton on March 4 ... also drove in three runs vs. Holy Cross on Feb. 27.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
Played in 37 games (32 starts) in the LSU outfield, batting .268 (33-for-123) with three doubles, five triples, two homers, 15 RBI, 40 runs and 14 stolen bases ... started 31 games in left field and one in center field ... finished No. 3 in the SEC in triples with five ... lined a triple in three consecutive games (in both games of a doubleheader vs. William & Mary on Feb. 28 and on March 4 vs. Pepperdine) ... recorded two steals in a game on five different occasions ... missed five weeks of the season from April 3-May 8 after suffering a dislocated elbow on April 2 versus Georgia ... returned to action as a pinch runner on May 9 versus Vanderbilt and gradually worked his way back into the lineup ... delivered one of the biggest hits of the 2010 season for the Tigers when he ripped a two-RBI double in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Tigers a walk-off, 11-10 NCAA Los Angeles Regional win over UC Irvine (June 4) ... 3-for-5 versus William & Mary (Feb. 28) with one triple, two steals and three runs scored.
PRIOR TO LSU
An outstanding outfield prospect from LSU-Eunice Junior College...in 2009, hit .418 with six homers, 71 RBI and 26 doubles, while stealing a school-record 58 bases...also broke LSU-Eunice single-season records in walks (49), runs scored (95) and hit-by-pitches (18)...was named a 1st team Division II All-American and received 1st team All-Regional Honors, in addition to being named LSU-Eunice MVP.
A highly-decorated two-sport standout at Destrehan High School...football teammate of LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson at Destrehan HS...as a senior in 2008, he received All-River Parishes and 5A All-State honors in baseball...also named 2008 1st team All-District in baseball and football, where he played defensive back...in 2007 as a junior, received 1st team All-District and All-River Parishes honors in baseball, while being named second-team All-District in football and helping Destrehan to the 2007 5A State Championship...as a sophomore in 2006, he was named All-River Parishes, All-Metro, All-District and All-State in Baseball, as well as 1st team All-District in football... during the American Legion Baseball Southeast Regional tournament in 2008, he and LSU teammate Matt Fury hit for the cycle in the same game (7/19/08).
Full name is Clarence Watkins III...goes by "Trey"...parents are Steven and Mary Ann Kenney...majoring in sport administration at LSU...born December 14, 1989 in Dallas, Texas.
Watkins' LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 5 several times; last at Mississippi State (5/19/11)
Hits: 3 four times; last at Alabama (5/6/11)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. Centenary (2/20/10)
Doubles: 1 several times; last at Alabama (5/6/11)
Triples: 1 six times; last at Alabama (5/6/11)
Home Runs: 1 four times; last vs. Holy Cross (2/25/11)
RBI: 3 vs. Holy Cross (2/27/11); vs. Princeton (3/411)
Stolen Bases: 3 vs. Miss. Valley State (3/2/11); vs. Cal State Fullerton (3/12/11)