"I picked them because FSU is where I want to be," Wilkes said. "It's where the coaching staff wants me to be. They have made me a part of the FSU family and they know exactly what they want to do with me and the areas they are gonna put me in."
"FSU's staff was truly the first school within the state who went fully after him going into his 10th grade year and have recruited him hard ever since," CP25 Southeast Elite coach Anthony Ricks told Scout. "He felt his strengths of passing, shooting and versatility gives him a chance to play early there, as well."
Wilkes, a standout at Winter Park (Fla.) High, also considered Butler, Creighton, Georgia Tech and Missouri. In the end, Wilkes said staying close to him was important to him.
"A large part," he said when asked how important FSU's proximity to home was. "As the time to commit came closer and closer I realized I want my parents to see my games without having to fly somewhere."
Wilkes is 6-foot-7 versatile forward that believes he can help the Seminoles with his skill and ability to shoot.
"Well obviously I can shoot the ball so that makes transitioning a little easier, but I can also do a lot of other things so I feel as if I can play solid minutes on the wing and make an impact as a multi use player," Wilkes said.
Wiles is the fourth pledge in 2017 for Leonard Hamilton and his staff. Wilkes joins four-star wing Anthony Polite, who committed on Tuesday, as well as Raiquan Gray and Bryan Trimble to make up their current class.