UW leads with Wilkinson

Las Vegas Bishop Gorman cornerback now boasts three scholarship offers

DeAngelo Wilkinson has three scholarship offers, favorites in mind and a leader at the top of his list. But the 5-foot-9, 160-pound cornerback does not plan on making a decision any time soon. Rather, his senior season at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas is front and center in his mind.

"I'm trying to wait until the end of the season," Wilkinson said of his decision. "Trying not to think about this, trying to think about the team right now."

Bishop Gorman reached Nevada's Sunset Region semifinals last year and finished the season 7-2.

"Practice has been going really well," Wilkinson said. "Other than last year it's a little bit more intense. We're getting a lot of things done. Our team's focused on getting the state championship this year."

Wilkinson, though, has missed three days of practice this week while battling a sinus infection. He practiced through it Thursday and Friday last week and played in a scrimmage Saturday.

"I probably shouldn't have," he said. "That's what made it worse."

Bishop Gorman's season begins Sept. 2 against Las Vegas High School.

Wilkinson may want to wait until his season ends to make a decision, but he has already collected three scholarship offers. The University of Wisconsin offered him in late April and San Jose State and Colorado State have since followed.

"The Colorado State offer came in when I went down to their camp. I think it was like around July 23," Wilkinson said. "And [San Jose State], it was like in late June."

What does Wilkinson think about his two latest scholarship offers?

"Colorado State is pretty cool. They are like, it was a college town. All the coaches are cool too…

"San Jose State, I just loved the weather up there. We went up there, we did like an unofficial visit up there, when me and a few other teammates went to the Palo Alto Nike Camp. It was pretty nice up there too."

Wilkinson said he is also hoping to receive an offer from California. His three favorites are currently Colorado State, Wisconsin and California.

"Wisconsin being the No. 1," he added.

Though he has not scheduled any visits, Wilkinson expects to take official trips to all three of his favorites. He may also take an official visit to San Jose State.

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