The 2016 recruiting class within the borders of the state of Washington features several solid signal-callers that are getting long looks from coaches across the collegiate football spectrum. One that has started to see things pick up recently with several schools is Kings QB Koa Wilkins and he recently updated Northwest Elite Index on where things stand at this point in time.
“So far, Montana, Washington State and Idaho have all invited me to their camps, so I am trying to attend all of those,” Wilkins told NEI. “The other schools that have been talking to me are Eastern Washington and San Diego.”
At 6’1 and 183 pounds, Wilkins is a multi-faceted player who has the ability to sit in the pocket and hurt opposing defenses that way or, when things break down, he can get out and run and a be a real threat with his legs.
Last season, while leading the Knights to a 9-3 record, Wilkins completed 63.5% of his passes (106 of 167) for 1,559 yards passing with 18 touchdowns and just four interceptions while finishing second on the team with 370 rushing yards and a team-leading seven scores on the ground.
“I’m a pocket guy but when I need to I can take off,” Wilkins said. “This offseason, I’m working on my timing (with his receivers) as well as reading defenses. That’s all film room stuff, so I’m just putting in the time right now so I can be on this coming season.”
Even though they are only a 1A program, King’s already has a very nice reputation for producing some very good players that have drawn offers and the attention of schools at the highest levels of college football. Current grads including Billy Green (BYU), Thomas Vincent (Washington) and Mason Friedline (Yale), so there definitely is a precedent for players like Wilkins getting noticed.
In the coming weeks, if he performs like we think he can, Wilkins is a signal-caller who should start to see things pick up even more and he could wind up with some offers before the start of his senior season.