Wilkins Commits to Southern Miss

Southern Miss has been expanding out of the state of Mississippi and bringing in some of the best talent in the southeast. Last night a Georgia standout made his college intentions known by committing to play for the Golden Eagles. GEP.com caught up with him and talked about his decision to play for Coach Fedora and the Eagles.

Ed Wilkins, 5'10, 165lb. athlete out of Union Grove High School in McDonough, GA will be calling Hattiesburg his college home.

"I committed last night around 9:00," the rising senior said. "I called Coach Dunn originally and told him I was committing, and then I also called Coach Fedora to tell him as well."

Though he is from GA, Wilkins has made two visits to campus, and fell in love with what he saw with the town as well.

"I was always interested in Southern Miss, and when I got there Hattiesburg was amazing," the speedster said.

"Then the program holds so much tradition," he added. "They have something like an 18 year winning streak, and that really surprised me. I wanted to pick a college where I could go and get a great education and also play and win."

Where are Southern Miss' plans for the class of 2011 athlete?

"I talked to Coach Fedora yesterday and he was saying that I was one of his favorite cornerbacks, so probably as a DB," he said.

He also plays wide receiver for Union Grove High School.

What can Southern Miss fans expect to from the newest commit?

"My strength is my breakaway speed, lateral quickness, and catching the ball," he noted. "I can also read the offense and defense well." Wilkins is excited about his opportunity to play at the next level, and he has some goals in mind to be the best player he can be in college.

"I am working on getting my weight up and my speed down from a 4.4 to a 4.3," he said. "I also want to work on my lateral speed and just getting stronger overall."

Wilkins becomes the 6th commitment in the class of 2011. GEP.com will keep you updated on recruiting as the summer recruiting period is really starting to heat up.

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