Wilkinson in neutral with UW

Las Vegas Bishop Gorman cornerback still considering three scholarship offers

Wisconsin's transition from current head coach Barry Alvarez to future head coach Bret Bielema has had a pronounced impact on the Badgers' recruiting. Many prospects have been in a holding pattern, not sure if the coaches who were recruiting them will return next season or if the new regime will continue to recruit them as strongly.

DeAngelo Wilkinson, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound cornerback prospect at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, named Wisconsin his favorite prior to his senior season. He is not sure, however, how the coaching change will affect his situation.

"I really don't keep in contact with the coaches a lot because they don't know if they're going to be there," Wilkinson said. "So it does affect me a little bit."

Wilkinson is not sure how his situation will play out vis-à-vis Wisconsin.

"I really don't know," he said. "I hope it works out good, but I really don't know."

In a telephone interview Tuesday, Wilkinson said he was still strongly considering scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Colorado State and San Jose State. He also has some interest in California.

"It's kind of like up in the air but I'm kind of still looking at them," Wilkinson said regarding the Bears, who have not offered.

Wilkinson started at cornerback and wide receiver this season for the Gaels, who finished 9-2, losing to Palo Verde in a regional semi-final.

Wilkinson, though, injured his leg in the eighth game of the season on Oct. 21.

"I did pretty good but I fractured my leg the second-to-last game of the regular season and I was out for the rest of the season," he said. "I was making a tackle on a tight end on an out route and I spun around and my leg went under another teammate."

"Everything's fine now," Wilkinson said. "So I can start running again and all that. It only took about five, six weeks to heal."

Wilkinson does not have a winter or spring sport at Bishop Gorman and will instead focus on training for college football.

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