June 6, 2009

Wilkins set to make decision

At the beginning of this month Washington (Pa.) Trinity linebacker Ken Wilkins said he would be announcing his decision at a press conference on June 16.

The 6-foot-3, 244-pound prospect will now be making his decision on this Tuesday, June 9. Wilkins will announce his college destination at a press conference at Trinity High School at noon.

"I felt that I got it down to the schools I really like," he said. "I'll make my final decision tomorrow night and go from there. I feel like I've made up my mind, but those three are still in the running."

So who is on that final list that Wilkins will choose from, and why did they make the final cut?

"The three schools are West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Michigan," he said.

"With West Virginia, I like the enthusiasm of the coaches. It's close to home, which is nice, even though that's not really a factor. I like the facilities and the coaches."

Wilkins said he has taken two trips to West Virginia, and was most recently there for spring practice.

"From Pittsburgh, I like coach (Greg) Gattuso. He's the defensive line coach and the coach that's recruiting me, so I have a good connection with them because of him. We've got a real good relationship. I like everything that goes on there. I've been up there probably five or six times.

"I was up at Michigan last Saturday, I think, for the Barbeque. I really like coach (Rich) Rodriguez and his enthusiasm. He's really trying to turn that program around. Same with coach (Tony) Gibson. They showed me a lot on my tour."

Wilkins said Michigan and Pittsburgh are recruiting him as a defensive end but say he could line up at outside linebacker once in a while. West Virginia is recruiting him as an outside linebacker.

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