Varsity Preps

Mikale Wilbon Down To A Top 5

Despite only playing four games last season due to a meniscus injury, 2014 running back Mikale Wilbon still rushed for 863 yards and 14 touchdowns. “I didn’t like it at all, but I had to support my team as best as I could.”

“I hated not playing,” Wilbon stated. “I wanted to get out there even though I was hurt. My mom and step-dad supported me throughout the whole process.”

The 5-10, 195-pound Wilbon is still a highly recruited running back out of Chicago (Ill.) De La Salle, and holds 14 total offer. He says in-state school Illinois is recruiting hard,but didn’t list them in his top five favorite schools.

“I don’t want to stay in-state. My favorite probably will be Vanderbilt, Arizona State, Iowa, Cincinnati, and Missouri in that order.”

Vanderbilt might be a surprise to some, but head coach James Franklin is building up a competitive program, winning nine games last season, and going to two straight bowl games.

Chicago De La Salle is also home to one of the top offensive linemen in the country, Jamarco Jones. One would  have to consider the possibility of both Wilbon, and Jones attending the same college.

“We have talked about the “what if”, and we have some of the same offers,” said Wilbon. But we look for different things in colleges.”

“I’m looking for a school with a good educational background, fan base, good running game, and a family oriented team.”


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“I look for coaches to do what they do best, and that’s coach. I want them to be a mentor and role model in my life as well.”

The whole recruiting process has been going well for Wilbon he says, and plans to commit the beginning of his senior year. He’s says he’ll visit Vanderbilt next weekend, and a commitment from Wilbon would be huge for the Commodores.



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