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University of Arkansas football commit Torian Wilkins and his family battened down the hatches and got ready for Hurricane Rita this past weekend.
But luckily the Brookshire (Texas) Royal standout - a school located just seven miles from Katy and some 36 miles from Houston - didnt get much fury.
They canceled our football game against Tidehaven on Friday and we just kind of got everything ready in case it got bad, Wilkins said. But it didnt really do much. We just got a little rain and some wind.
Wilkins (5-11, 185, 4.4), who will likely be a cornerback at Arkansas, has two interceptions this season with his team off to a 2-1 start and has rushed for 378 yards with an average of 14 yards per carry.
The Falcons, whose last game was a 55-0 whipping of Reagan High back on Sept. 9, had an open date and then their game with Tidehaven canceled. Brookshire will return to action this Friday against Stafford.
I feel like Ive played pretty well, but we shouldnt have lost our first game, Wilkins said. Im starting both ways and probably getting about 10 touches a game on offense and making a lot of tackles.
Wilkins, who rushed for just under 2,046 yards land 27 touchdowns last season, got to see his future college team play USC on television and lose 70-17.
Man, that was tough, Wilkins said. But USC is going to do that to a lot of people. I know Arkansas is going to come back and do some good things this season and I am still solidly committed to Arkansas.
He made that commitment this summer after visiting Fayetteville and chose Arkansas over Utah, UTEP and TCU.
I really enjoy it up there and want to get back for a game before the season ends, Wilkins said. Im looking forward to being a Razorback.