Signee Update: Reggie Wilkins

Despite a hectic sports and academic schedule, North Carolina signee Reggie Wilkins says he's been able to fully follow the workout program UNC assigned him.

"It's a lot more intense [than what I've done with my high school] and everything is legs," Wilkins said. "Everyday something has to do with legs."

The workout has helped Wilkins add seven pounds. The Shelby (N.C.) Crest athlete now measures in at 5-foot-9 and 167 pounds.

The biggest obstacle to completing each day's workout is Wilkins' track and field season. He's participating in the 200-meter dash and high jump.

"I did run [the 100-meter dash] at the beginning of the season and I had pulled my quad," Wilkins said.

Wilkins has the regional track meet this week. His personal best in the 200 is 22.88 seconds and high jump is 5-10.

Following his football season, Wilkins joined Crest's basketball team, where he started at point guard.

"It wasn't the best [season]," Wilkins said. "We got better as the season went along. We were young and inexperienced."

Since signing with UNC, Wilkins' communication with the coaching staff has moved from Art Kaufman, his primary recruiter, to Charlie Williams, UNC's wide receiver coach, and Butch Davis.

"I still talk to them a little bit, but not as much as I used to," Wilkins said. "Really they just tell me to finish off strong and don't get senioritis."

Wilkins isn't yet academically qualified, but he's close. A solid grade in the English class he's taking this semester will make him qualified.

"I'm doing really well in that [English] class," Wilkins said. "So I shouldn't have anything to worry about."

As a precaution, Wilkins will take the SAT this Saturday.

The UNC coaching staff hasn't recently discussed how they plan on using Wilkins. However, previously they've said Wilkins will compete at slot receiver, and punt and kickoff returner.

Wilkins and the UNC coaches have talked about jersey numbers.

"I was thinking about 5, but they said Jamal [Womble] probably is going to be coming back," Wilkins said. "I might just go with 22 or 23."

When he gets on campus on either June 12 or 13, Wilkins plans to room with fellow freshman wide receiver Brendon Felder.

"When I first committed, I had met him on Facebook," Wilkins said. "We just kept in contact since then."

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