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Wilkins Talks Recruiting
Mazzi Wilkins (Tampa, Fla./Plant) is cornerback prospect from one of the state's top football program. For Wilkins, things are coming along much easier than last season. "I have gotten way more physical," Wilkins said. "The game has slowed down a ton. I can play more relaxed and do my thing. I think that comes with more experience but also being bigger. I have been hitting weight room hard and that has helped me with everything. I am stronger which has made me faster." Wilkins played last season at 155-pounds. Now this 6-footer is 165-pounds. "That ten pounds means a lot," Wilkins said. "I hope to be 170 this season." That should really help out this tall and long cornerback with elite speed. "Because of my size I can press well and my feet are swift," Wilkins said. "I can also play ‘off'. I think I am a good overall corner." According to Wilkins he has 18 scholarship offers. "My most recent one is from Cincinnati," Wilkins said. "USF was my first. They offered me the summer from my sophomore to my junior year. Then they got fired and the new staff offered me in February. "I also have offers from teams like Rutgers, Pitt, Indiana, Syracuse, Washington State and others. Wilkins, who camp at Miami last week, said he plans on visiting some schools this season. But that will be predicated on his parent's schedule. "They will be taking me so we will have to work around their time," Wilkins said. "I would like to see Rutgers, Pitt and Indiana. I would also like to check out some of the Florida schools that have offered me like FIU and FAU. I have been to UCF and USF is very close. I am there a lot." Wilkins had 54 tackles and 18 pass break ups last season as a junior.
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