Potomac junior All-Met lineman Donta Wilkins was in Coach Jerry Roadcap’s sports marketing class recently, chatting with the coach at his desk, when Roadcap mentioned that a Miami of Ohio assistant might be dropping by the school that afternoon to see Wilkins.
Just then, there was a knock at the door, and Roadcap asked Wilkins if he would see who was there. Wilkins opened it to find a Miami coach all right — University of Miami (Fla.) assistant George McDonald, clad in an orange and green Hurricanes shirt.
That’s the Miami that was visiting. And that just so happened to be the school that the 6-foot-3, 295-pound Wilkins had wanted to hear from but to that point had not.
“It was shocking,” Wilkins said. “The whole classroom went crazy because the ‘U’ is there. I’m like, oh my God, this is the ‘U’ in Dumfries, Virginia.”
Miami made a scholarship offer to Wilkins, as did Duke recently, which brings his total to seven. He considers Virginia the front-runner and also has offers from Virginia Tech, Boston College, North Carolina State and Penn State.He has not yet determined which schools he plans to visit.
Wilkins was recently named a nominee for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio in January. He’ll find out in early November whether he has been selected for the game.