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Quarterback headed to ASU

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Manny Wilkins loved the coaching staff, the campus, the broadcasting school.
Everything at Arizona State seems to fit well with the San Marin (Calif.) Novato quarterback and less than a week after visiting the school, the three-star quarterback decided to make his commitment.
"The academics are amazing there," Wilkins said. "What they're planning to do with that program is just going to take it to the next level. I think they're going to have the potential to be a top national team and we're going to get a good recruiting class going here and do some special things."
Wilkins, who shined at the Oakland Elite 11 workout last spring and looked good again in recent months at the NLA 7on7 in Las Vegas, had other offers from Arizona, Colorado State, Utah State and Wyoming but he found everything he was looking for with the Sun Devils.
Arizona State seemed to be waiting on four-star local quarterback Kyle Allen before offering Wilkins and after Allen made it clear the Sun Devils were not in his top five, they quickly moved on the Northern California quarterback.
"I wasn't really worried about it," Wilkins said. "I feel everything happens for a reason and they ended up offering the next day. I was happening I didn't do anything and just sat on it."
He quickly moved, too.
Days after visiting the Tempe campus, getting a much better feel for the program, the coaching staff and the broadcasting school, Wilkins made his decision and he could not be happier.
There are still schools recruiting the three-star quarterback who's rated No. 24 at his position by Rivals.com but Arizona State seems like the right fit for him. He's not looking around any longer.
"I was really stoked (to commit)," Wilkins said. "I figured that was the place I wanted to be."
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