Wilkins Makes Another UNC Trip

Reggie Wilkins made yet another unofficial visit to North Carolina on Sunday and once again left without making a verbal commitment, despite his strong feelings for the Tar Heels.

"I really just sat down and talked to Coach [Butch] Davis and all the other coaches," Wilkins said. "We really just sat down and talked to them about what they thought about me, how they felt about me playing my freshman year, and things like that."

Wilkins, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound athlete from Shelby (N.C.) Crest, was joined on the visit by several family members, including his brother/guardian, who figures to have a major influence on his collegiate decision.

"[My brother] has met the coaches before, but this time he got a chance to really ask questions," Wilkins said.

Outside of a quick campus tour, Wilkins' visit was mostly spent with UNC's coaching staff. He had individual meetings with Charlie Williams, UNC's wide receiver coach, Art Kaufman, Wilkins' area recruiter, John Shoop, UNC's offensive coordinator, and Davis.

"They all just basically talked about the same thing," Wilkins said. "They're trying to get me there, telling me about the steps, asking me what I think about Carolina, and what I wanted out of going to Carolina."

Wilkins says he didn't really feel pressure to make a verbal commitment.

UNC projects Wilkins, who ran a 4.48-second 40-yard dash at the Tar Heels' camp, as a slot receiver.

In Crest's spread offense, Wilkins stars at quarterback. Last fall, he rushed for 994 yards and 15 touchdowns on 163 rushes. He also completed 60-of-139 passes for 914 yards and five touchdowns, with two interceptions.

Sunday's visit hasn't affected Wilkins' favorites list.

"[UNC] still is my No. 1," Wilkins said. "I haven't really done anything different. They're still first on my list."

Wilkins plans to make a verbal commitment after taking his official visits. He says he might only take three trips – Colorado, UNC, and NC State.

In addition to the three aforementioned schools, Wilkins has collected scholarship offers from Clemson, East Carolina, Louisville, and Marshall.

Reggie Wilkins Profile


Inside Carolina Top Stories