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West Virginia Secures QB of Future, Signing Khalil Wilkins



Khalil Wilkins

The Mountaineers have their quarterback of the future in Khalil Wilkins (6-foot-4, 190 pounds), a class of 2024 product out of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Wilkins signed his letter of intent with WVU on Wednesday’s National Signing Day. Based on the success of Garrett Greene, West Virginia head coach Neal Brown has made it known that he plans to have only dual-threat quarterbacks moving forward.

Wilkins fits the dual-threat bill perfectly. He talked with WV Sports Now soon after committing to Brown and his staff back in May.

“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 to stick with what’s led the program to some of its best seasons ever. This is something that Wilkins has noticed, and now makes him the right player to guide the West Virginia offense in the future.

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

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 the West Virginia coaches about why they liked him so much?

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.

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