Cincinnati added a four-star prospect to its No. 15 ranked 2007 recruiting class. Darnell Wilks, the No. 52 ranked prospect in the class of 2008, was able to accelerate his academic progress and is officially set to be on the Bearcats' roster for the 2007-2008 season.
Wilks' guardian and high school coach Carl Reed confirmed with Rivals.com that Wilks has been officially accepted into school.
"We are on our way to Cincinnati right now," said Coach Reed. "Darnell will go to summer school and get in the weight room and play in the Pro-Am league."
Wilks joins six other prospects in Cincinnati's 2007 recruiting class, which includes two other four-star prospects Jason Henry and Anthony McClain.
A 6-foot-8, 205-pound forward, Wilks was an integral member of the Southeast Elite during this travel season.
Darnell Wilks scouting report:
A long and explosive athlete, Wilks is loaded with upside. He has a diverse skill package, but his game is in need of refinement. Getting stronger and improving on the defensive end is also vital in Wilks development, but there is no denying the raw talent he possesses.