"My summer went really good," Rodriguez Wilks said. "We have now finished our third day of three-a-days. We have been practicing really hard. It's been hot, but we are seeing who can play football."
"I feel like if we keep working hard we are going to be competitive. We may have to lose a few games to wake us up, but I think we can repeat this year."
When asked of summer camp visits Wilks said, "I didn't really go to any camps. I went down to Florida for a visit. I went back on July 11. The visit went all right. I liked it. I was down there on vacation with my football coach, and we decided to go over there one day. I thought it was awesome."
"I spent my time with coach [Billy] Gonzales. He is a nice guy. He loves his football players."
"Florida has a good program--they have a real good program. They get after the ball. They pass the ball, run the ball and play athletes. They play their best athletes no matter what year they are."
Wilks plans to visit games this season at Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina. He has trimmed his list of favorites to Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Florida, Michigan, Louisville and Kentucky. He reports offers from all of his favorites.
Tennessee: "I love their program. They have a big stadium. Their fans are nice. They love their Vols no matter what. They love them if they are winning or losing. The coaches are cool. They have a good head coach [Phillip Fulmer], good receivers coach[Trooper Taylor] and coach [David] Cutcliffe. They play their players. You have to work. Whoever is the best at practice is the one who is going to play. They are all about your business. You go to class or you are off the team."
South Carolina: "Coach [Steve] Spurrier is a real nice guy. I have talked to his son [Steve Spurrier Jr.], and he is an awesome guy. I think they throw the ball well. They have an awesome passing game. They put their best receivers and quarterback on the field. They are well coached."
Alabama: "They play hard-nosed football. They are real well-coached and have a nice football program. They are awesome education wise."
Georgia Tech: "Education wise they are good. You have to be a good student to go there. They came and saw my transcript. They play hard-nosed football as well."
Michigan: "It's cold. Sometimes I like to play in the cold. Some players are focused on being too cold to play football. They play hard-nosed football. They put their best athletes on the field."
Louisville: "They are well coached. They get down-and-dirty. They love their athletes. They do what they are supposed to do."
Kentucky: "They are well coached. People don't put them on the map a lot, but I think they are going to be on the map soon. They do what they are supposed to do, and they don't give up."
A decision is not expected from the four-star prospect until after his senior season.
"Hopefully, if I make it to the [U.S] Army game I will decide there," Wilks said. "I want to know which coaches really want me. I feel like when you commit early you don't know what you are getting yourself into. You got to know which colleges really want you."