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It’s About the Fit for WVU Football and 2024 QB Recruit Khalil Wilkins



WVU Football QB recruit Khalil Wilkins

The WVU football program pursuing a dual-threat quarterback makes sense. And it especially makes sense since the Mountaineers will be led by one for the first time in awhile this coming season.

One of the latest quarterback recruits to receive an offer from West Virginia fits that quintessential dual-threat style perfectly. WVSN caught up with Khalil Wilkins (6-foot-4, 190 pounds), a class of 2024 Roosevelt High School product out of Washington, D.C., soon after he announced WVU sent him an offer on May 18.

“I really like what they’re doing with their offense and it definitely fits my game,” Wilkins said right off the bat about why he’s excited to have West Virginia as a college option. After utilizing quarterbacks who fit better into an “Air Raid” style offense in the recent past, the Mountaineers are going back to what’s led the program to some of its best seasons ever. This is something that Wilkins has noticed, and now makes him fit in as a candidate to guide West Virginia in the future.

A major conference school isn’t going to send an offer to just any player. There’s a reason why Wilkins qualified in the eyes of the WVU coaching staff. So what did Wilkins hear from West Virginia upon learning of his offer?

Why Would West Virginia Covet Wilkins?

Wilkins says he was told it’s all about the fit. “My coaches and I had a good conversation with Coach (Sean) Reagan. He talked about the things he likes about my game and how he saw me fitting at WVU,” he said.

This explains why West Virginia likes Wilkins so much even though he’s failed to garner any star ratings or recognition nationally. According to Wilkins, Maryland and Penn State are intrigued by his game too and are other Power Five schools he’s been hearing from.

“I’m a competitor. I work hard, but when the lights come on I hit another gear. I’d like to think I have the right combination of skills for my position and competitiveness that inspires my guys around me” is how Wilkins describes him as a player. Wilkins could be someone Mountaineer Nation loves cheering as he leads the Old Gold and Blue at Milan Puskar Stadium.

With still one more high school season left, Wilkins knows he has plenty to work on in order to remain an attractive recruit for WVU and other similar programs. He knows he needs to take advantage of his 2023 season to be ready for the next level.

“Like most quarterbacks, we all need as many reps in front of live defenses as possible. That way we can get experience dissecting multiple defenses,” Wilkins said.

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