Western PA star Wilkins likes Blue

Michigan recently offered Kenny Wilkins, a defensive end from Trinity High School, in Washington PA. Where do the Wolverines stand – you'll want to find out.

OLB/DE Kenny Wilkins (6-3, 225, 4.7) Washington PA (Trinity) received his Michigan offer about two weeks ago, and, he tells GoBlueWolverine, it's one he's glad he received.

"It's a great offer to have! It means a lot to me."

The headman in Wilkins' recruitment for the Wolverines is Tony Gibson.

"I call coach Gibson once or twice a week. He's been in my school a couple times and talked to my coach. We have a real good relationship."

Despite growing up in Western Pennsylvania, Wilkins has always had an affinity for the Wolverines.

"My favorite team is actually Michigan. I've always liked them. They have a lot of tradition."

Wilkins has been watching the recruitment process closely the last few years, as linebackers Andrew Sweat (OSU), and Mike Yanich (PSU) have come through the Trinity program. Wilkins still can't believe it's his turn.

"Mike and Andrew were just here working out with me. I have 22 offers. I never thought it be like this for me. I've always been dreaming about this."

With schools coming my by every week, Wilkins doesn't have a top five. However, two schools standout out to him at this time.

"I really like Pitt and Michigan."

Schools hoping to get involved will have to do so quickly, as Wilkins plans to get on the road soon, with a decision looming.

"I'm visiting Michigan in about two weeks (for the Bar-B-Q At the Big House event). My uncle is coming with me. He goes on all my trips to see why I like schools and stuff like that."

And, Wilkins says, a decision should come soon after: "I plan to make my decision by June or early July."

Is there a certain criteria that the 6'4" 235 lb defensive end is looking for?

"I'll be looking at the area, the depth chart, and the coaches."

Kenny Wilkins has a 3.1 GPA, and he'll take the SAT for the first time on June 6th.

Will Wilkins be a Wolverine by mid-summer? Stay tuned.

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