UNC Targeting Tenn. WR

Coming out of the Evaluation Period, North Carolina has developed a strong interest in Rodriguez Wilks, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound wide receiver from Smyrna (Tenn.).

Right now, Wilks' communication with UNC is strictly through his coach.

"[My coach] said ‘They're coming [to the school to visit] and they might offer you,' Wilks recalled. "I said ‘Okay, we'll see how they're talking.'"

Wilks' scholarship offer list has reached an uncountable number and includes Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

According to Wilks, UNC has been trying to contact him at his home.

"They haven't gotten their one [Evaluation Period] phone call in," said Wilks. "They've been trying, but I haven't been answering because I want to get my family in at one time. Once we're all set in the house and we're all together, I'll answer the phone."

Still early in the process, Wilks has yet to establish a list of favorite schools.

"Right now, I'm just looking," said Wilks. "I'm just going to go and see how this flows. Really, I'm seeing who wants me the most."

After his senior football season, Wilks will concentrate on his collegiate decision.

"I'm going to take all five of my [official] visits and I'm going to see who I like – what school fits me, how good is the education, what's the rate of graduated athletes," said Wilks. "I'm going to go to the best school that fits me."

To help him get a better feel for each school, Wilks plans on spending much of his summer on visits. He doesn't have any set plans and isn't sure yet if a trip to Chapel Hill is in the cards.

"I don't know if I'm going to go on a visit [to UNC] – I might, I might not," said Wilks.

As a junior, Wilks made 60 catches for 965 yards and 13 touchdowns. He scored three more touchdowns on interception returns.

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