When coaches get fired, resign or retire many times it can put recruited players in limbo. That is what happened to cornerback DeAngelo Wilkinson (5-10, 166, 4.55) from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman. Gorman had offers from Wisconsin, Colorado State and San Jose State.
Wisconsin shied away with their coaching change, but that didn't deter him any he decided to commit to Colorado State.
"DeAngelo committed to Colorado State before the dead period," Bishop Gorman coach David White said. "He felt there is a good opportunity for him to play early and that he will be able to play at home twice during his career."
Wilkinson racked up 30 tackles from his cornerback and intercepted three passes while playing in six games. He missed the last three games of his senior season when he fractured the fibula in his right leg.
In an earlier interview with Rivals.com White had the following thing to say about his cornerback.
"DeAngelo is a fierce competitor," White said. "In the past two years, he played both safety and corner. He is very athletic and a big-time hitter. He is a legit Division I defensive back and will excel at that level if given the opportunity."
Wilkinson is ranked as the No. 9 player in Nevada by Rivals.com.