Ken Wilkins, a senior-to-be at Trinity High School, made an oral commitment to play football at the University of Michigan Tuesday at a noon press conference held at the football field behind the high school.
Wilkins selected Michigan over 24 other offers. His final five choices were Michigan, Pitt, West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia.
At 6-4, 235, Wilkins could play outside linebacker but also has the frame to grow into a defensive end, which is where he spent his junior season at Trinity. Wilkins was a first-team all-state selection as a junior and finished the year with more than 80 tackles and 10-plus sacks.
He is the seventh Division I recruit Trinity has produced the past five years and the 43rd Hillers player to decide to play football at the college level during that span.
With Wilkins set to join the Big Ten in 2010, he'll be the fourth Trinity player in the conference. Andy Miller and Andrew Sweat are at Ohio State. Mike Yancich is at Penn State.
When's the last time one local high school had four players in the Big Ten?