Manny Wilkins was one of the biggest surprises at the Oakland Elite 11 and NIKE Camp but it would be no shock if the 2014 quarterback from San Marin (Calif.) Novato starts hearing from major programs soon.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound prospect has a strong right arm, zipped the ball all over the field and was one of the most accurate quarterback at either event.
Wilkins said he loves to compete so this past weekend was a perfect time to emerge as a top 2014 quarterback in the West.
"It's very overwhelming," Wilkins said.
"It makes me proud that I can come out here and compete with these guys especially Jared (Goff) and some others. I love competing. That's my life. You compete, you get better and when you get better it makes you a better person."
Recruiting is just starting to pick up for Wilkins, who said San Diego State, Colorado, Nevada and Utah State are the main schools showing interest. It's still early but things should get much busier as his recruitment continues.
"I've been hearing from a couple schools but it's just camp invites," Wilkins said. "It's not anything serious yet."
After last weekend's showing, Wilkins could become a hot commodity. He was definitely one of the top quarterbacks regardless of class and showed a lot of poise and moxie in tough, windy conditions.
Like every other quarterback in attendance, Wilkins hopes his strong outing brings him more recruiting attention as his junior season approaches.
"That's what everybody hopes for," Wilkins said.
"I came out here and I was ready to compete. I was hoping for the best and I was striving for the best. I feel like I did a great job out here and it was just a great experience."