"I have been talking to them 3 or 4 times a week," added an excited Chris Wilkes. "I talk to Coaches Nutt, Lee, Vaughn, Dickerson, just about all of them."
have they been telling the All-State selection?
"They are just glad
I coming to Ole Miss. They are real excited about me. Coach Nutt has been watching
a lot of game tapes of me, and he thinks I can be a big time QB for his pro style
The Rebels had one of their three scholarship QB's leave
the team (Michael Herrick) at the end of the season. This has placed an even greater
emphasis on Chris.
"I know Michael (Herrick) left. I can't believe
he did that. But oh well. Coach Nutt told me they wanted to sign 2 QB's in this
class. They need as many as they can get."
Chris will not arrive to
Oxford until he graduates in May, but that is not going to stop him from getting
familiar with the offense.
"They are sending their playbook to me
when the dead period is over. They know I am not interested in anybody else. They
know I am 100% Ole Miss."
But that has not stopped other colleges
from trying to take advantage of the coaching change.
"My coach tells
me that the same ones (Georgia Tech, Clemson, Miami) are trying to get me to change
my mind. They are telling him that Ole Miss had a coaching change, and it is not
a good school for me to succeed. It is kind of funny some of the things they are
Chris believes the Rebels are on the verge of becoming a
"Coach Nutt is a winner, plain and simple, and he
gets players there. They should have had the Heisman winner. He knows how to develop
players. We are not going to have to sit around and develop players though. The
players are already there at Ole Miss. They just needed a coach to finish the
job. We are going to win big while I am at Ole Miss. I promise you that."
are a couple of players that Wilkes would like to follow him to Ole Miss.
am going to be calling some players like DeAndre Brown, Ty Hilton, and Leonard Johnson shortly. I played with Danny White in the Central Florida All-star game.
He is nasty. Arkansas offered him, so now with their staff coming over to Ole
Miss, there is a good chance he could be coming to Ole Miss. Danny told me he
would love to go to Ole Miss with me. Also my fullback, Tommy Shuler, is committed
to Arkansas but you never know now. I spoke with Coach Vaughn, and I think they
How did Chris fare in the Central Florida All-star
"We won 21-10. Me and Damien Allen hooked up for around 70 yards.
I threw for 150 something yards and ran for another 40. It was a great experience."
Chris Wilkes excited about OM's new staff
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