Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tales from the road: San Marin
By Mason Kelley
Editor's note: HuskyNation's Mason Kelley is in Northern California this week, visiting top prospects and potential Washington targets. Click here for all of his updates.
NOVATO, Calif. -- Manny Wilkins (Novato, Calif./San Marin) walked up wearing a Cal sweatshirt and beanie.
The 6-foot-2, 172-pound quarterback said hello to coach Dan Hickey and accepted two pieces of mail. One was in an envelope from Washington. The other was sent from Washington State.
While he hasn’t landed an offer yet, Pac-12 programs have shown plenty of interest in the 2014 quarterback.
Washington has a lot of depth at the position after bringing in Jeff Lindquist and Cyler Miles in 2012 and adding Troy Williams (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne) in this year’s class. But the Huskies are one of the many schools following Wilkins’ development.
He is expected to have a long list of offers before it comes time to pick a program.
When asked if his Golden Bears gear was a sign pointing toward where he would like to play college football, he said he likes the program -- his good friend Jared Goff (Kentfield, Calif./Marin Catholic) is committed to Cal, among other connections -- but he is open to playing at any school that provides the right fit.
After throwing for 2,335 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior, Wilkins has already started thinking about his senior season. Already a proven leader, he feels like there is more work he can do in that area.
Thoughtful and articulate, Wilkins talked about a wide-range of topics during an after-school interview. HuskyNation will have more on the standout next week.
That wraps up a seven-school tour of Northern California. These quick takes on each visit are only the beginning of the content collected on the trip, which will feature longer stories, recruiting updates and video interviews.