4-star SF Jacob Wilkins sets commitment date

Elite shooting forward Jacob Wilkins has set his commitment date. Wilkins, who is the son of former Georgia legend and NBA great Dominique Wilkins, announced his commitment date after taking an official visit to the University of Georgia on Oct. 26.

Wilkins plans to announce his commitment on Oct. 31 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Wilkins will decide between Georgia and Virginia. The shooting forward has recently visited both basketball programs.

Jacob Wilkins’ brother, Isaiah, played at Virginia from 2015-2018. Isaiah Wilkins is also an assistant coach for the Cavaliers.

Head coach Mike White and Georgia basketball extended a scholarship offer to Jacob Wilkins in January 2023. Georgia has some recruiting momentum heading into Wilkins’ commitment. The Bulldogs just earned a commitment from five-star forward Asa Newell.

Wilkins is ranked as a four-star recruit, but is very close to being rated as a five-star. He’s the No. 16 player in the country and the No. 4 shooting forward in the class of 2025. Wilkins is the No. 3 player in Georgia, per 247Sports.

The four-star shooting forward plays high school basketball for Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia. Wilkins previously played for Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia.

The 6-foot-8, 170-pound small forward has recent scholarship offers from the Alabama, Cincinnati, Virginia,and Indiana.

Wilkins is lengthy and athletic. He excels in transition play and is a good dunker. He will continue to add to his weight and strength frame throughout the remainder of his high school career.

Wilkins recently took an official visit to the Virginia Cavaliers.

It will be fun to watch Jacob Wilkins make a name for himself. Wilkins’ dad, Dominique Wilkins, played basketball at Georgia from 1978-1982. Dominique Wilkins, who is arguably the best basketball player in Georgia history, was the No. 3 pick in the 1982 NBA draft. Wilkins played the majority of his NBA career for the Atlanta Hawks and made National Basketball Hall of Fame.

Georgia basketball is also looking to gain a commitment from five-star Derrion Reid over the next couple of days.

Story originally appeared on UGA Wire