Four-star offensive lineman Wilkin Formby will announce his college decision on Monday. Formby tweeted his announcement plans Wednesday afternoon. he plans to announce his commitment at Northridge High School at 7 p.m. CT.
The 6-7, 295-pounder out of Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., will make his choice between finalists Alabama, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Oklahoma. Formby priginally had plans to take an official visit to LSU this weekend and Tennessee the next. At this point, we are not sure either of those visits will occur. He took an official visit to hometown Alabama last weekend and has already taken officials to Ole Miss and Oklahoma.
There are three predictions on Formby’s 247Sports Crystal Ball as of this writing and all point toward Ole Miss. Of note is Ole Miss insider David Johnson and Oklahoma inside Parker Thune both predicting Formby will commit to the Rebels.
Formby is rated as the nation’s No. 10 offensive tackle prospect and the No. 10 player in the state of Alabama’s 2023 class by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite index. Offensive line coach Jake Thornton is Formby’s primary recruiter to the Rebels.
247Sports Scouting Report on Wilkin Formby: Verified at 6-foot-7 and a shade under 300-pounds, possesses a long lean frame with growth potential to add additional weight to his frame.
Displays good athletic ability at the right tackle position. Appears to have natural knee bend and hip flexibility. Demonstrates good foot and body quickness off the line of scrimmage and plays with some suddenness. Exhibits above average foot quickness in pass protection and shows the ability to anchor in his pass set. Possesses good play strength at the point of attack, showing the ability to move defenders naturally off the line of scrimmage. Possesses the ability to finish and sustain blocks. Has some nasty to him. Flashes some ability to play at the second level in space, but his skill set is more geared to a traditional power scheme.
Long lean tackle that has room to grow and possesses developmental upside to play left tackle at the next level. Has a good feel for the game, will need one to two years to develop physically at the next level but projects as a high level multi-year starter at a Power Five program. – Cooper Petagna