2014 QB considering Arizona

2014 quarterback Manny Wilkins has a chance to receive numerous offers. Read on to see what schools he has already talked to, what he wants in a school, and more.

With the commitment of junior college signal-caller Jesse Scroggins, quarterback isn't the pressing issue it was a couple weeks ago.

However, Rich Rodriguez is likely to take at least one in every class and has already started to identify targets in the class of 2014.

One of those players in Novato (Calif.) San Marin quarterback Manny Wilkins.

"Coach Rodriguez has been in touch with me," Wilkins said. "Nothing to serious, but he thinks I would fit in well down there. Depending on how everything plays out, I might be able to get down there for a visit."

Wilkins is interested in Arizona due in large part to the offense it runs.

"I like offenses that spread out the defense and give the quarterback the option to throw or run," Wilkins said. "I feel that is what I'm best at and my training in the offseason involves a lot of speed work for my agility.

"I'm also working on my leadership and mechanics because those are two necessities to running the spread."

Arizona isn't the only school that interests Wilkins.

"I don't have any offers yet, but I'm getting a lot of interest," Wilkins said. "Oregon is involved as is Nevada, Utah State, UCLA and Tennessee."

Wilkins attributes the recruiting attention to the numbers he put up this past season.

"Our team struggled somewhat this year," Wilkins said. "But I finished second in passing yards in our league and second in rushing yards for a quarterback. The numbers are definitely nice, but I'm going to work hard so we can advance further in the playoffs."

Although Wilkins doesn't currently have an offer, he is in no hurry to select a school.

"I can't commit to a place that hasn't offered me a scholarship," Wilkins said. "But even if I did, I would probably put it off until my senior season. I want to play hard this summer and see what schools bec0me more interested."

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