Manny Wilkins recruit scouting report: Dual-threat quarterback

Bud Elliott (SB Nation)

Manny Wilkins, who hails from Novato (Calif.) San Marin High School, is a consensus four-star dual threat quarterback. He has scholarship offers from Arizona State, Arizona, Colorado State, Utah State and Wyoming.

Wilkins is 6'2, weighs 180 pounds and has been clocked running a 4.87 40-yard dash. He didn't make any trips to schools during the 2013 season, but he did visit both Arizona State and Arizona in May.

Wilkins is considered a four-star prospect and the No. 9 dual threat quarterback in the country by 247Sports. ESPN and Scout also rate him as a four-star player; ESPN ranks him 12th at his position, while Scout has him at No. 20. Rivals ranks Wilkins as a three-star QB, but it is essentially in agreement with the other recruiting services, ranking him 19th at his position and among the top 50 players in California.

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Derrell Warren, West Coast Recruiting Analyst: Wilkins has pretty good height (6’3") for a dual­-threat signal caller. His frame appears to be able to allow him to top out in the neighborhood of 210 pounds. With an over the top delivery Wilkins can push the ball downfield, though his deep ball does hang a bit towards the end of its flight. He’s quick footed in the pocket, and does a great job re setting when protection breaks down and keeping his eyes up­field

He’s a creative and decisive open field runner. Even though he is categorized as a dual­-threat quarterback, his instinct is to pass first, run second. Even in instances where protection breaks down he stays composed and makes the most prudent decision whether it be to run or look to pass.

Wilkins isn’t a natural power­ thrower. That said, he’ll add velocity to his throws by using more of his lower body when transferring his weight. This would allow him to better drive his throws through the intermediate passing windows.

As a pure passer Wilkins best attribute might be his ball placement. He does a great job "throwing receivers open". He understands how to make throws that counter a defensive backs leverage and essentially ‘create’ a passing window even if his receiver is tightly covered upon release of the ball.

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