Chicago De La Salle Running Back Mikale Wilbon Commits To Vanderbilt

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Chicago De La Salle running back Mikale Wilbon committed to Vanderbilt this Saturday much to the delight of Commodore fans.

“Vanderbilt has hit Chicago hard and is having some success,” FOX Sports recruiting analyst Allen Trieu said. “Wilbon continues that for them and I think his versatility allows him to fit into their offense.”

Trieu’s work is always meticulously crafted and well researched so I tend to listen when he talks. Trieu believes Wilbon can be a special player for the Commodores.

“Mikale has been productive throughout his De La Salle career,” Trieu said. “He had a big sophomore year.”"He’s compact, has breakaway ability and he catches the ball well out of the backfield, he’s also a tough kid, and that really stood out when I got the chance to see him play last year.”

De La Salle head coach O’Keefe will miss his special running back, but also believes he can be a unique player at the college level.

“He’s very, very tough to bring down,” O’Keefe said. “He started on varsity as a sophomore and rushed for over 1,600 yards as a 15 year old in one of the toughest leagues in the state. It’s nice to have a guy like that.”

The Commodore have not really been relevant to me since Jay Cutler left, so we’ll just have to see if Wilbon can have a similar impact on the team.

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