|High School:||De La Salle Institute|
» 2014 Nebraska Offensive Scout Team MVP
Redshirt freshman Mikale Wilbon is among a group of talented running backs who will compete for playing time in the Nebraska offense this fall. The departure of All-American Ameer Abdullah leaves the starting I-back job wide open.
The 5-8, 190-pound Wilbon made a strong first impression in the Husker program in 2014, drawing outstanding reviews for his work ethic and performance on the practice field. Wilbon was named Nebraska’s Scout Team MVP for his play last fall.
Wilbon redshirted in his first season with the Huskers and impressed in his work on the scout team offense.
Before Nebraska (De La Salle Institute)
Wilbon was one of two signees from Illinois in the 2014 recruiting class. He posted impressive numbers each of his final two years despite battling injuries in both 2012 and 2013. As a senior, Wilbon helped Coach Dan O’Keefe’s team to a trip to the Class 6A state playoffs. Wilbon rushed for better than 1,200 yards in six games before being sidelined by injury. He was limited to four games as a junior, but managed 863 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in his time on the field. Wilbon rushed for better than 1,600 yards as a sophomore.
Rivals.com listed Wilbon among the top 175 overall prospects in the country and the No. 9 prospect in the state of Illinois. Both Rivals.com and 247 Sports also listed Wilbon among the top 20 running backs in the country. Wilbon chose Nebraska over a list of scholarship offers, including Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi State, Missouri, Penn State, Purdue, Syracuse and Vanderbilt.
The son of Fredrick Meriweather and Kelly Wilbon, Mikale was born on Dec. 22, 1994. He is majoring in psychology. He has volunteered his time at the Belmont Rec Center.