Christian Wilkinson was on campus for Kentucky’s final home football game of the season. While the Wildcats fell in defeat, Wilkinson still came away impressed with what he saw of Mark Stoops’ program and the Wildcat campus.
“My visit to Kentucky was probably the most impressive visit I’ve been on so far. I liked just about everything about the campus and the football program,” said Wilkinson. “It was great that all the coaches made me feel they had an interest in talking to me as a person and a player. From the conversation to the sideline experience, it was a great visit.”
Wilkinson will have another opportunity to see the Kentucky program up close as well.
“My dad has talked with (the coaches) prior to my visit. I didn’t know much about the university or the program until I actually made the visit. I talked with Coach Ansley and Coach Brown before the game. I really enjoyed that. I got invited to come back for Junior Day and camp,” he continued.
Wilkinson has been to a handful of other schools so far aside from Kentucky and is hearing from many other programs.
“So far I’ve been on visits to Tennessee Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Samford, Vanderbilt and of course Kentucky. I had planned to go to Western Kentucky, Duke, and Tennessee, but I don’t know how many I’ll be able to go to with basketball starting up. I also have interest from Harvard, Yale, Arkansas, Arkansas State and Cumberland,” he continued.
As a quarterback Wilkinson makes big plays for his team. The junior signal caller is a dual threat prospect who does a little of everything for Warren County.
“I feel like I’m a good decision maker. I never give up on plays or the game. I’m always looking to make something happen. I always give everything I have and play for my team as well,” he continued.
“My biggest strengths as a player would be my intelligence, my passing ability and my ability to lead. I like to use my athletic ability as well and make something out of nothing,” he said.
In his first year as a varsity starter, he completed 105 of 190 passes and 1248 yards and six touchdowns. He also rushed for 408 yards and seven more touchdowns.