DT Wilkinson taking a liking to Illini

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Trotwood-Madison defensive line will be loaded in 2013, and one of the top prospects on the unit is defensive end Verondtae Wilkinson (Trotwood, Ohio).

Much to the chagrin of Trotwood-Madison's 2012 opponents, Wilkinson said his game improved over the weekend while participating in the Columbus Nike Football Training Camp.

“I learned to use my hands a little bit more, got quicker feet,” the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Wilkinson said.

College programs are taking notice of Wilkinson, too. He already has two offers and picked up his first BCS offer on Tuesday from Illinois.

“I really don’t know too much about them,” he said of the Illini, “but they’re starting to like me, so I’m starting to like them.”

Wilkinson also reports interest from Bowling Green and Kentucky and some preliminary mail from Ohio State.