Wilkins, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound athlete from Shelby (N.C.) Crest, verbally committed to UNC in early September. Three months later, he switched his pledge to NC State. A couple of weeks before Signing Day, he switched his commitment back to UNC.
"I was just a little bit confused I guess," Wilkins said. "I feel like I had committed to Carolina a little too early. And I had people in my ear talking about all the receivers they have. And I let the wrong things get to me."
Despite all the drama that surrounded his chaotic recruitment, Wilkins says he has no regrets.
Wilkins said that there was no second guessing when it came time to sign his National Letter of Intent.
"I liked everything – the school, the football program, the academic program, the coaches, the players, the facilities," Wilkins said. "Everything was perfect."
UNC's 2010 recruiting class unexpectedly included three wide receivers. Wilkins welcomes the competition.
"Whoever wins the spot, wins the spot," Wilkins said.
Wilkins said he understands that UNC has playing time to offer not only at wide receiver – because UNC is in need of a speedy, playmaking slot receiver – but also as a kickoff and punt returner.
"I want to work hard and try to be that playmaker for UNC," Wilkins said.
Since the conclusion of his senior football season, Wilkins has started at point guard for Crest's basketball team. He plans to run the 100-meter dash and the 4x100 relay for Crest's track team this spring.