Junior defensive end Brent Wilkerson of Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha continues to hold two early offers, but also took the opportunity this past weekend to visit another program. Wilkerson discussed his visit, two other upcoming visits, and his junior season.
Wilkerson, 6-foot-4 and 240-pounds, is happy with how his junior season is progressing for him thus far.
"Things are going pretty well right now," said Wilkerson. "I have 3 catches for 85 yards and 1 touchdown, and 3 sacks and about 8-10 tackles."
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Wilkerson's play on both sides of the ball has helped propel DeMatha to a 3-1 start this season, which leads them to another important game this weekend.
"We have a big game against Gonzaga this week and I'm expecting myself to have a big game," said Wilkerson. "I just want to help my team in any way possible and to win the championship. That's the main goal right now. And to continue to have a good junior season."
Holding offers from Virginia and Delaware, Wilkerson took a visit this past weekend to a Big East program and also gave an update on his overall recruitment.
"Recruiting is going okay," he said. "I just left Rutgers this past weekend. I went down for a game against UNC. I've been receiving letters and talking to Rutgers, Tennessee, Oregon, LSU and Penn State."
So how did the Rutgers visit go for Wilkerson?
"It went well," he said. "I saw the facilities, the campus, and I talked to a couple of the coaches."
Next up for Wilkerson are visits to both Virginia and North Carolina, which he said he would likely take in the next few weeks. He also remained busy during the summer with camp stops at Virginia, Penn State, and Delaware.
"I received the offers from Virginia and Delaware at the camp," said Wilkerson. "And Coach Johnson from Penn State told me that he would be watching me this year, and keeping up with my progress."
Finally, with Wilkerson having the athleticism to play either defensive end or tight end at the next level, does he have a preference as to the position he'll play at the next level?
"I have one offer as a tight end and one as a defensive end, but the majority are recruiting me for defensive end," said Wilkerson. "I don't mind either, and once people see my highlight tape they'll see that I can play both well. I really love both."