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Rodriguez Wilks

Given the heavy coverage high profile wide receiver prospect Rodriguez Wilks draws on the gridiron and in the media, it's remarkable he manages to take the divergent challenges each presents in stride. It also indicates his topflight talent is tethered to a down-to-earth approach and a rock solid work ethic.

The attraction created by the dynamic of elite athleticism augmented by maturity and character is driving both scouts and scribes to Smyrna droves. Furthermore, it is a big part of the reason that he is a strong candidate for the best high school football prospect in the Volunteer State. "He's always been a great athlete," said Smyrna head coach Phillip Shadowens, who has served in his present...

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