Wilkins Up to 13 Offers

Wide receiver Marques Wilkins went into the May evaluation period with something to prove. The 6-1, 190-pound Decatur, Ill. native wanted to show people he was a top receiver prospect—mission accomplished. But what about Notre Dame?

Wide receive Marques Wilkins wanted to show people that he was one of the top wide receiver prospects in this Midwest this May and he did just that. Wilkins picked up a number of offers over the month of May.

"It was busy," said Wilkins when asked how many coaches stopped by his school this May. "I really don't know how many stopped by. I think I have 13 offers now though."

Wilkins said he couldn't remember all of his offers at this point.

"Illinois, Duke, Illinois State, Southern Illinois, Purdue, Wisconsin, Ball State, Kansas State, Michigan State and Northern Illinois are some of the offers. I can't remember them all."

The Irish haven't offered Wilkins yet, but he says he's been keeping in touch with Notre Dame.

"I speak with Coach Ianello," he said. "He tells me that if I perform well at their camp, I'll have nothing to worry about. I'll get an offer.

"We'll have to see how that goes. If I get one from Notre Dame, they'll definitely be one of my top teams, but if I don't get an offer, it's no big deal."

Does Wilkins still plan to attend Notre Dame's camp?

"Yeah, I'm going to their camp," Wilkins said. "I think it's on the 25th of this month and I'm going."

We asked Wilkins which schools stood out to him right now out of the schools that have offered him.

"I'd say Illinois is definitely at the top, then it's Purdue, Wisconsin and Michigan State," he said.

Will Wilkins be taking any more unofficial visits this summer of attending any camps besides Notre Dame's?

"I'm going to the Illinois camp for sure," he said. "I might go to another but I'm not really sure on that.

"I'll probably go on a few unofficial visits, but that kind of got old. I do have some schools that have offered me recently that I need to check out so I'll probably take a few unofficial visits there. I haven't planned any of that out yet though."

Comments: Wilkins says he still have a real interest in Notre Dame, but he did seem to be souring on Notre Dame a little bit because of the lack of offer at this point. He does plan to go to camp so we should know shortly if the Irish will be the race for Wilkins signature.

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