Wilkins Has Pack on Top

Pack Pride catches up with Shelby (NC) Crest athlete after his recent workout at NC State's camp.

Shelby (NC) Crest cornerback Reggie Wilkins has been on NC State’s recruiting board for quite some time and were actually the first school to offer back in the early part of 2009.

The 5-11, 180 pound defensive back is ranked the No. 81 corner in the nation according to Scout.com, and he was recently on hand for NC State’s football camp. Wilkins worked out at wide receiver and was one of the more impressive wideouts on hand. He proved to be a very fluid athlete that consistently created separation and displayed solid pass-catching ability. While many may project him to defense, Wilkins did prove he has the ball skills to at least get consideration on offense.

Since landing his first offer from the Wolfpack, Wilkins has now accumulated additional pledges from East Carolina, Clemson, Colorado, Louisville and Marshall. Counting the recent camp in Raleigh, he has been to State a few times now. He talked with Pack Pride about his latest visit and his thoughts on the Wolfpack.

"I like everything about them (State), really," he said. "I like all the coaches. I've talked to coach McCollum (NC State linebackers coach Andy McCollum) the most. He's the one that's recruiting me. They're just telling me they really want me down there. Everybody's interested in having me at NC State. I've been there three times including the camp."

Wilkins went on to discuss his current favorites.

“I'd say NC State is number one, then Colorado, and then North Carolina. State's at the top, I'd say.

"With Colorado I just like the way they talk, really. I like their coaches for the most part. I'm hoping to make my decision sometime before the season starts, so I'm gonna probably go out to see Colorado first.

"With State and Carolina I really like the facilities and the coaches."

As a junior, Wilkins accounted for nearly 1,000 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns while completing 60 of 139 passes for an additional 914 yards and five scores in Crest’s spread attack.

He is currently rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com.

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