Virginia extends offer to NBA star Dominique Wilkins’ son, Jacob

By Jerry Ratcliffe


Virginia has offered 4-star forward Jacob Wilkins, the son of nine-time NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins.

Jacob, from the recruiting class of 2025, is a 6-foot-8 standout from Atlanta, who already has offers from Alabama, Indiana, Georgia and Cincinnati.

He is ranked No. 31 overall nationally from his class by 247Sports, No. 26 by On3 and No. 55 by ESPN. At his position, he rates No. 5 nationally by 247, No. 6 by On3 and No. 11 by ESPN. He is ranked either No. 3 or 4 for overall prospects in the state of Georgia.

Wilkins is the fourth recruit UVA has offered from the Class of 2025, along with Derek Dixon, a 6-3 combo guard from D.C.;  Chance Mallory, a 5-9 point guard from Charlottesville, and Bryson Tiller, a 6-8 forward, also from Atlanta.