Top Recruit Christian Wilson Visits VT

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Montour (McKees Rocks, PA) football star Christian Wilson , one of the most highly recruited players so far in the 2008 class, has tallied close to 40 Division 1A scholarship offers. The 6-3, 235-pound prospect recently concluded a weekend tour of Virginia Tech, UNC, N.C. State and Wake Forest. He took time to discuss his visit experiences and which schools may stand out in this early going.

In total, Wilson has visited about 20 of the programs that have offered.

“A couple were just good visits,” Wilson replied when asked if any visits had stood out above the others. “Virginia Tech was a good one. Michigan was good. Wake Forest was a good one. A lot of schools were good, though. Some I just remember because it was a good school and I liked it when I was there. Every school I’ve visited had something different that I liked, so it’s a tie between all of them right now.”

Wilson checked out Virginia Tech last Friday.

“At first, I wasn’t expecting what it would be,” Wilson said of Virginia Tech, a school he was visiting for the first time. He checked out a practice and toured the campus. “They are putting some crazy money into the school. They enhanced the academic building and the football facilities. I was shocked by it. My coach and my dad went with me and they were shocked by it, too. The coaches were nice. Everything was nice about it.”

Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech are among the programs that have offered. In addition to the visits this past weekend as well as the visit to Michigan, Wilson has also taken unofficial visits to Maryland, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Tennessee and Virginia, among others.

Of Virginia, Wilson said, “That was a nice school. I know it’s hard to get into that school as a student because of the academics. The stadium there was real nice. I know they are a young team and my chances to play could be high.”

Wilson is making these visits in an effort to narrow his list of schools, hopefully by the end of the May evaluation period. His head coach, Lou Cerro, believes Wilson could narrow the list to seven or eight schools after May.

“I’m trying to narrow it down maybe by May so it won’t be so crazy in