Wilkes visits Wake, nears a decision

Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep offensive guard Khalil Wilkes took his third and final official visit over the weekend. The 6-foot-3, 285-pounder made his way to North Carolina to check out Wake Forest.
"It was great," he said. "It was really good actually. The reason why I liked it was they had what I really wanted, interaction with players in the incoming class. I got a lot of that done and thought it was really good.
"I talked to Matt Muncy and Michael Campanaro, it was a big weekend for them with 16 or 17 commits there for Wake Forest. I got to talk to all of those guys. They love the school and at the end of the day all told me they'd respect my decision, but they really laid out the red carpet for me."
Wilkes checked out the school in detail as well.
"I had a meeting with one of the heads of the business department," he stated. "That's what I want to study. I checked out the school and talked to one of the professors."
Also, Wilkes got to talk to the players.
"I actually had two hosts, one was Boo Robinson and the other was Joe Looney. I hit it off with Boo, but Joe is a freshman and is a really good guy too. Hopefully if I go to Wake Forest I can make an impact like he did as a true freshman."
One part was different for Wilkes that stood out.
"One good thing from Stanford is that it is closer to home," he said. "It's only about an hour and a half flight compared to five and a half hours."
Before heading out, the three-star prospect talked to Jim Grobe.
"I thought it was great with him," he said. "I've been blessed with three great coaches to consider, Coach Schiano from in-state, Coach Harbaugh who is great and Coach Grobe. He is probably one of the top five or 10 coaches in the country in college football.
"The thing I like about him is that it doesn't seem like he's going anywhere. People want him, but I've be surprised if he goes. He's a great person aside from being a coach. I asked him questions not about football. He was kind of the opposite of coach Harbaugh. Coach Harbaugh is energetic, Coach Grobe is more laid back and has a good sense of humor also."
From here, Wilkes believes a decision coming be coming.
"I should be making my choice in the near future, I don't have an exact date," he said. "It should be very soon. I have to sit down with my family and figure out which one is best for me athletically and academically. I'm down to Wake Forest, Rutgers and Stanford."