Despite playing in just four full games as a junior, four-star Chicago De La Salle running back Mikale Wilbon continues to see his offer list grow. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound back's latest offer came from ACC school Georgia Tech on Friday.
"They [started] recruiting me just a couple of months ago," Wilbon said. "They have the option offense, and all they do is run. Of course I like the rushing yards and attempts, and their running backs get the ball."
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The Jackets also offered Wilbon's teammate, four-star offensive lineman Jamarco Jones, on Friday. The two have not compared travel plans, but Wilbon is looking to make a visit to Georgia Tech's campus.
"I did talk to the coach, and he said I should come to a spring practice," Wilbon said. "That's what I might do, because I do want to see how the running backs coaches coach their players."
Visits have been few and far between for Wilbon this winter, but he is looking to start making trips again in the spring.
"The last school I went to was probably Vanderbilt some months ago," Wilbon said. "My first visit for a spring practice will be Iowa, then I'll go from there."
Wilbon is familiar with Iowa, who have offered him a scholarship, but there are aspects of the program he plans to check out when he makes his way to Iowa City.
"I have already seen the game aspects, so I am good on that," Wilbon said. "I just want to see how the coaching staff coaches, especially the running backs coach."
The offer from Georgia Tech brings Wilbon to nine, but a college selection is still months off.
"So far, no one is leading," Wilbon said. "The timetable for me to announce my top five or top three is in the summer. As soon as I announce my top five, I am going to take my official visits, then decide after next year."
New schools continue to come into the picture, among them Arizona, Cincinnati and Kansas. Another new school showing interest is Florida State.
"Coach Tim Brewster used to coach at Mississippi State and offered me a couple months back," Wilbon said. "He just got the job at Florida State, so I have been talking to them and getting mail from them."
Although Wilbon played in just four games before injuring an ankle last fall, the four-star back accumulated 863 yards and 12 touchdowns in that span.
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