Posted July 26th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Feature, Football, Recruiting

Jerrell Wilkerson in high schoolFormer Longhorn and US Army All-American [tag]Jerrell Wilkerson[/tag] will attend the University of the Incarnate Word on a football scholarship. The Division II school in Wilkerson’s hometown of San Antonio will not begin it’s first football season until 2009 but he will be practicing with the team and attending school starting this fall. He’ll be the biggest name on the team.

Wilkerson was a running back/wide receiver recruit that excited Texas fans because of his speed, shiftiness, and electric highlight videos. Fans couldn’t wait to see what the undersized back could do with a football in his hands for the Horns. He is San Antonio’s all-time leading rusher with 7,249 rushing yards and 110 touchdowns at Clark High School.

At Texas Wilkerson was redshirting during his freshman season but left school and the team abruptly just weeks before the national championship game. He left the team not over playing time but in order to take care of his responsibilities as a man. He was forced to return home to San Antonio to work to support his newborn son financially.

Jerrell had things in his life he had to get in order. Now after three years away from the field he’s getting a second chance at football and an education. I hope he enjoys the opportunity he’s getting to play football but if he uses it to get a college degree he’s going to be a better man for it. We’ll be keeping an eye out for him and rooting for him both on and off the field. Good luck.


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  1. reply to  #1


    Take it from me, former football opponent, this man is a BEAST. I was excited that he was going to UT. I was confused why he left the team. I could envision him in a Ramonce Taylor mold. I heard this rumor, but glad to see he’s getting another chance.

  2. reply to  #2

    Alex Torres

    Jerrell Wilkerson is a football teammate of mine at the university of incarnate word. I love the guy and hes doing great right now. I hope he keeps it up and hes a really cool guy.

  3. reply to  #3


    Good to hear Alex, let him know Longhorn fans are rooting for him.

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