After running for more than1,300 yards last season, Cordova (Tenn) St. Benedict running back Jordan Wilkins has set a significantly higher target for 2011.
"I want to rush for 2,000 yards," he said.
So far, the talented junior is off to a good start.
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In Week 1, he rushed for 159 yards on 10 carries. In Week 2, he added 237 yards on 26 attempts. Additionally, Wilkins has scored seven touchdowns.
"I'm a lot better this year," Wilkins said. "I'm more physical. And I hit the hole a lot harder."
Right now, the 6-feet-1, 193-pound Wilkins claims offers from Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee. The Bulldogs became the most recent to pull the trigger, doing so earlier this week.
In addition to the offers, Wilkins said he has heard from Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky,
Louisville, Notre Dame, Oregon, Purdue, South Carolina, Stanford and Wisconsin.
Asked who was recruiting him hardest, Wilkins replied, "Probably Ole Miss and Mississippi State."
Wilkins visited the Rebels last weekend and caught their season opener against BYU.
"I liked it," he said. "They lost but I'm pretty comfortable over there. I've been there like four times."
Wilkins camped at Ole Miss in July. That day, he told Rivals.com he thought about committing on the spot. Although he's still very high on the Rebels, he now doesn't appear close to making a decision.
"Right now, there's no leader," Wilkins said. "I'm looking at all my options."