RB Wilkins a true sleeper from Class of 2009

If the name Dominic Wilkins was mentioned prior to the 2007 football season, many would have probably said they have not heard that name. But after 10 games and 1,000+ yards later, he is one of Greater Houston's premier running backs for the Class of 2009. After this season, he hopes to get on the radar with several Division I programs. Wilkins talked with TPI to discuss recruiting.

Every year a player emerges from the shadows and not a single college program knows anything about them. Of course, we all know of them as sleepers. And the one who stands out amongst the rest would be Klein Forest running back Dominic Wilkins.

Not only was he a sleeper, he was barely on the depth chart during the preseason. But after a teammate went down, it was Wilkins who stepped in to get the job done. Since then, he ranks up there with the best of them in total yardage for the season.

"Starting off the season, I was the No. 4 running back on the depth," the 5-9, 180-pound Wilkins said. "When our starting running back got injured, the coaches were looking for somebody to take his place. We tried out everybody, and then I got my chance. Against Fort Bend Hightower, I scored on a 50-yard touchdown on the first series I was in.

"Since that game, I have been staring."

In the Fort Bend Hightower game, Wilkins rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns. And it is all history since then. Wilkins is one of the Top 10 rushers in the Greater Houston area with 1,636 yards and 18 touchdowns. 

But because of his situations, he has received little to no attention for college recruiters.

"I have not received any letters so far," Wilkins said. "I like the programs at Miami, Texas, Texas A&M, Kansas, and LSU. I think they will see that I am a balanced back with good speed."

Wilkins and the Golden Eagle team will face Pflugerville Saturday at 2 p.m. at Conroe Moorehead Stadium.

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