Wilkins plans visit to Boulder

Colorado coaches are beginning to put together a plan for official recruiting visits with the football season quickly approaching. One target they hope to bring to Boulder for the season opener against Colorado State is a multi-talented athlete who plays quarterback in a spread offense in high school in North Carolina. Get inside for more.

Reggie Wilkins, a 5-11, 180-pound prospect from Crest High School in Shelby N.C., will probably play cornerback or wide receiver at the college level. Wilkins is well into preseason practices with his high school team and begins school on Sept. 1, making him an eligible candidate for an official visit to CU just a few days later.

Wilkins said the visit hasn't been officially set yet, but he is looking forward to seeing Colorado and the Rocky Mountains for the first time at some point this fall, if not the first week of the season.

Wilkins said he is looking forward to meeting CU coaches in person and seeing the beautiful Colorado campus. He said he talks most often with graduate assistant coach Paul Creighton.

Wilkins has received offers and strong interest from most of the programs close to home, including North Carolina, North Carolina State, East Carolina, Clemson, Marshall and Louisville. Colorado seems a bit off the beaten path, but he says he likes the CU program.

"I guess it's just the coaches," Wilkins said. "It seems like they're telling me everything I really want to hear. They say I'd have a good chance to play my freshman year and they will take care of me and things like that."

Wilkins is a three-star cornerback rated No. 82 in the nation at the position by Scout.com, but he says he would prefer to play offense at the next level. One reason he likes Colorado is the coaches in Boulder haven't pigeonholed him at one position.

"They said I can play whatever I wanted to," he said.

As a junior last fall, Wilkins rushed for 994 yards and 15 touchdowns. He averaged more than six yards per carry. He passed for 914 yards and five scores, completing 60 of 139 passes.

"I can play a lot of positions, but my best is somewhere on offense," Wilkins said. "I want to play offense."

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