Wilkerson leaves Athens with offer as CB 

March, 2, 2012
As a sophomore, Reggie Wilkerson (Citra, Fla./North Marion) starred for the Colts at quarterback for 967 yards passing, 300 yards rushing, and 12 touchdowns in 2010. Last fall, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound junior put up 750 all-purpose yards with six scores on offense, this time playing more at wide receiver. But when projecting to the next level, Wilkerson’s upside might be greatest as a cornerback, and several colleges have extended scholarships with the same thing in mind.

Coming into his visit Friday to Athens, Duke, Iowa State, USF and Utah had all offered Wilkerson, and the University of Georgia became offer No. 5 late Friday afternoon. UGA recruiter of record John Lilly had mentioned the news might be coming, so when Wilkerson entered head coach Mark Richt’s office, he wasted no time checking to see where things stood.

“I asked [Richt] when they might offer, and Coach Richt said I had an offer right now,” Wilkerson said. “I was just smiling big when he said that; I could not believe it. They are a top-25 program, so it makes me feel good that they think I am a good enough athlete to help their program.”

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