Mikale Wilbon of De La Salle looks for an open path against Mount Carmel. | Patrick Gleason ~ For Sun-Times Media
One of the prospects in the Midwest garnering the most recruiting attention is De La Salle running back Mikale Wilbon.
Wilbon, who is a three-star recruit on FoxSports NEXT, gave his verbal commitment to Vanderbilt Saturday, according to De La Salle coach Dan O'Keefe. According to FoxSports NEXT national analyst Allen Trieu, Wilbon is a natural fit for the Commodores.
"Vanderbilt has hit Chicago hard and is having some success," Trieu said. "Wilbon continues that for them and I think his versatility allows him to fit into their offense."
Vanderbilt signed Glenbard West senior tight end Nathan Marcus and Thornton defensive back Jalen Banks in the Class of 2013 from the Chicago area, and Wilbon continues that Chicago focus.
Wilbon chose Vanderbilt over offers from Arizona State, Mississippi State, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, and many others, and looks to continue his success at De La Salle before heading to the SEC.