No. 21 player and No. 4 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 1 player in Connecticut by Rivals.com ... No. 24 player and No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 1 player in Connecticut by 247Sports.com ... No. 32 player and No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 1 player in Connecticut by ESPN ... No. 39 player and No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 2 player in Connecticut by Scout.com ... had 253 tackles, 69.5 tackles for loss, 28.5 sacks and six recovered fumbles in 35 career games ... had 71 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, eight sacks and four caused fumbles as a senior ... had 57 tackles and 20 tackles for loss as a junior ... had 12 receptions for 209 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore ... four-year letterman in basketball who averaged 19.9 points and 11.8 rebounds per game as a junior ... recruited by Dan Brooks and Brent Venables ... coached by Andrew Gamere ... signed Feb. 4, 2015 ... born Dec. 20, 1995.
Mickey Plyler on Wilkins: "This might be the best prospect in the class. It is so rare to see a massive man of this size move the way Wilkins moves. God just doesn't make too many like this talent. You just don't see this kind of quick burst and athleticism from me this size. The only players who you can compare him to are guys in the NFL. It says a lot about Clemson and Brent Venables to be able to go into the Northeast and get this type of prospect."
Reminds Plyler of: Chester McGlockton
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As a senior, he had 71 tackles, 4 forced fumbles, 22 tackles for loss and 8 sacks. Wilkins was impressive in the Under Armour All-American game with four tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack, and a blocked PAT that he returned for a touchdown.
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