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Derek Wilkins is a 4 Star DE in the 2021 class out of Santa Margarita, California. He currently holds offers from Nebraska, Michigan, Northwestern, and many more.

Q – Who do you model your game after?

A – I try to model my game after someone like Cam Jordan, or aspect like my pass rush on Khalil Mack.

Q – Favorite High school memory so far?

A – First varsity sack or sacking Bryce Young

Q – Favorite NFL Team

A – The Chicago Bears

Q –  What did you like most when visiting Lincoln (NEB).

A- I have to go with the facilities. I was blown away, I didn’t know too much about Nebraska, so that was a pleasant surprise. Also had a great connection with all the coaches there, they all treated me very well.

Q –  What’s your favorite part about being recruited?

A- Really everything about it is great. This is a one time thing in your life and not very many people experience it so it’s just amazing.

Q – Does the history of the Big Ten have a impact on your recruitment?

A – Most definitely, it is an elite conference with some of the toughest competition.


As a Huskers fan, I truly hope we get Wilkins to come to Nebraska and wreck havoc!

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