Well, things just keep getting worse for the Auburn Tigers.
Their season is falling apart on the field, and now their bad luck is extending to their recruits.
Jordan Wilkins is one of the most talented running backs in all of College Football Recruiting 2013. He’s also one of the key commits in the Auburn Tigers class. Now his status is up in the air after an injury last night.
The Cordova Tennesee product was already having a rough game last night before it got even worse. Wilkins high school, St. Benedict, was taking on the Memphis University School, and the game was leaning hard towards MUS.
Wilkins was really struggling through the first half, gaining only 25 yards rushing on 10 carries (he’d been averaging more than 150 per game) and 11 receiving yards on 4 receptions. Then Wilkins took a handoff in the third quarter and was stuffed behind the line of scrimmage. As he fought for more yards, he went down with an audible yell and in apparent great deal of pain. After writhing on the ground for a few moments, he was carted off the field and went directly to the hospital.
There’s still no word yet on the extent of the injury, other than the affected area is his lower right leg. Could be his foot, could be his ankle, could be either his fibula or tibia- who knows? To literally be carted off the field though suggests the severity of the injury.
After Wilkins went out, St. Benedict continued getting man-handled, eventually losing the game 42-7.
Wilkins has been committed to Auburn since July 18th, choosing the Tigers over schools like Arkansas, Michigan and Nebraska. Hopefully Wilkins has a speedy recovery and has the opportunity to suit up for the Tigers next fall.