Stanislaus alum Krisjon Wilkerson to continue diamond career at Arkansas
By Joseph W. Gex, II
Jun 5, 2013, 00:50
Pearl River Community College catcher Krisjon Wilkerson recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the University of Arkansas. Wilkerson, 62 220-lbs, prepped at St. Stanislaus while in high school.
He commented following the season, It has been a great two years playing at Pearl River Community College. My teammates and coaches have been tremendous people to be around. I am looking forward to getting to Little Rock and the University of Arkansas. They play an exciting style of baseball and I am looking forward to being a part of the Razorback program.
This past season Wilkerson led the Wildcats in homeruns with 11 and RBIs with 58. Both marks also ranked nationally in the top ten at eighth and sixth, respectively. He batted .341 and had a fielding percentage of .971 this past spring. Wilkerson was also named national player of the week twice.
Wilkerson stated that he will be given the opportunity to compete for playing time at catcher and in the outfield when he reports to school in mid-August. He is currently exploring the possibility of playing summer baseball in the Jayhawk league in Kansas.
Wilkerson was also being recruited by Arkansas State University, Nicholls State University, Southeastern Louisiana University and the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
While at St. Stanislaus, Wilkerson was an All-State selection in both football (2009) and baseball (2010). He helped lead the Rocks to Class 4A state championships in football (2009) and baseball (2010). He set six state records in football and led the nation in receiving yards (2,114) in 2009. He was named a high school All-American following the season.
Wilkerson ended, As a student-athlete, you are presented so many obstacles in front of achieving success. Hard work and determination are the only things that can get you through those obstacles. I want to thank all my coaches and teammates throughout the years that have helped me work through those many obstacles. To the younger players today striving to reach those goals, keep working hard and it will come.
Wilkerson plans to study pharmacy while attending the University of Arkansas.