Class of 2014 John Wilkerson Update

Bessemer City (AL) High School class of 2014 safety John Wilkerson is a player to watch this spring.

  • Name: John Wilkerson
  • Classification: 2014
  • High School: Bessemer City (AL) High School
  • Position: Safety
  • HT: 6-foot-1, 180
  • Ranking: NR
  • Schools of Interest: Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss

    Wilkerson is playing on the Tennessee Xpress 7-on-7 team this spring. They have won all of the tournaments that they have played in and he has been one of the reasons why.

    "I play free safety on the team," said Wilkerson. "I've done pretty well. I've caught a couple of (interceptions). I've also played a little offense."

    Wilkerson is a player who is under the radar at the moment, recruiting-wise.

    "Missouri is showing interest in me. I've received a few letters from them," he said.

    In addition to Missouri, he has interest in several other colleges.

    "I'm interested in Kentucky, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Missouri, Florida ... really anybody," said Wilkerson.

    Although he didn't attend any Junior Days this spring, he hopes to visit several schools unofficially.

    "I'm going to try and go to Kentucky this weekend and take a look at them," said Wilkerson. "I've thought about going to Mississippi State and Ole Miss."

    Keep it on as we continue to follow Wilkerson's recruitment.

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