Corydon senior signs with Georgetown College
George Browning, Sports Writer, [email protected]
Corydon Central senior Christian Wilkerson signed his national letter of intent Thursday to play football at Georgetown College in Kentucky.
Wilkerson said he started to consider the school after the Panthers went there for team camp last summer.
“I really took a look at it over the summer,” he said. “It’s a great school and a beautiful campus. The coaches came to watch our practices, and it just felt like home.”
Wilkerson, who is the son of Roger and Kelly Wilkerson, made an official visit in the fall when the school celebrated homecoming.
“It was a great atmosphere and a huge crowd,” he said. “It was a great experience.”
Corydon Central coach Aaron Humphrey said he is happy for Wilkerson to get the opportunity to continue his education and football career.
“Georgetown has a great program,” Humphrey said. “They’ve had a lot of success. They got to see Christian play last summer and really developed a great relationship with him.
“Christian has done a great job of working hard in the weight room and in all aspects to get this opportunity,” he said.
At Georgetown, Wilkerson is expecting to play on the offensive line and he thinks his size will make him either a right guard or center at the collegiate level.
At this time, he said he is thinking of majoring in kinesiology with a minor in communications or biology. He hopes to possibly one day be a physical therapist.
At Corydon Central, Wilkerson was a four-year starter, who played right tackle.
Wilkerson started playing football at a young age and said the thing he loved most about the sport was being able to hit other kids and not get in trouble.
In 2019, the Corydon Central program finished 2-8, but, in a lot of games, the Panthers were more competitive than they had been in recent seasons.
Wilkerson said he thinks the team will take another step forward in 2020.
“There were big improvements,” he said. “Our numbers got better; we are having solid numbers at workouts. I think the next few years is going to be great for Corydon football.”
Humphrey agreed with Wilkerson and said when the program does get turned around, Wilkerson and the other recent graduates will have had a hand in that.
“I think he is right, and we are going to take another step forward,” Humphrey said. “He is one of the players who has been here and working to get us ready to take the next step. The culture is changing here. We played a lot of young kids, and I am ready to see how they’ve developed and improved.”