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Commitment Analysis: Jalen Wilkerson
Prospect: Jalen Wilkerson Hometown: Douglas, Ga. High School: Coffee Position: Tight end Class: 2015 Size: 6-4/220 Highlight Video: Watch Here Ranking on Scout: | No. 15 TE | No. 34 in Ga. Recruiting: Michigan was first to offer early in 2014 and then many others jumped on Wilkerson. Florida State offered, the coaches recruited him hard, Wilkerson visited numerous times in 2014, and he committed to FSU May 30. Scouting Report: The first thing you see when looking at Wilkerson is his height and his length. He is a solid 6-4 and his long arms give him a big radius to catch the ball. He is on the lean side and he needs to develop physically and add mass to his frame. As a receiver, that is where he is at his best right now. He can still improve his consistency with his hands and his route running, but he can be a mismatch down the middle of the field, and especially in the red zone. He can high-point the ball, he displays good body control, and he can run. He struggles to change direction with fluidity, but shows good speed when running straight line. Blocking is an area he will need to improve in. He has long arms that will help as he learns to use that to his advantage. As an inline blocker, he struggles some, but he can get out on the edge to seal it for his running back at times. As he works more on this part of his game and adds strength, it will improve. Overall, Wilkerson is a receiver first tight end that could be used as a hybrid. Flexing out is something he is comfortable with and he will be a weapon for the Seminole offense when it gets inside the 20 yard line. He has a lot of natural tools to like, but he still have to improve on his consistency as a blocker and as a pass catcher. He has had a neck injury in the past, so that is something to watch as well. Athleticism and size are two things on his side and he will likely need a redshirt year before seeing the field.
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