One of the top rising senior recruits in the state of Pennsylvania, Christian Wilson , a 6-3, 235-pound RB/LB out of Montour High School (McKees Rocks, PA), has tallied around 30 to 40 Division 1A scholarship offers. The two 1A football programs from the state of Virginia are among the long list of offers and both remain under consideration.
“I like both of them,” Wilson said of Virginia and Virginia Tech, two programs he has unofficially visited this year.
“Virginia Tech’s defense is always really good. The position they want me for is on defense. They have said linebacker, but because of my age and the way I’m growing, I could be a d-end. I could get up to about 255 or 260 pounds.
“With Virginia, I like the coaches. I like the head coach and I like the school, period.”
Each Division 1A program can make one call per recruit in the evaluation period, which lasts until the end of May. Virginia has made its call.
“I talked to Al Groh,” said Wilson, who is being recruited by the Cavs as an athlete. “They are allowed to have that one call this month, and he called. He was telling me what the academics are again and he was saying I was one of the bigger recruits he wants in this class.”
Wilson has received contact from Virginia Tech as well.
“I just got a text message a few days ago from Coach Stinespring,” Wilson said. “I get along with their coaches real well.”
The talented prospect is hoping to narrow his list of schools sometime in the near future.
“I’m trying to,” Wilson said. “I’m trying to get a free moment. If I can get a free chance, then I will go ahead and do it. I’m going to try to get it to 15 if I can, but if I can’t then I’ll go with whatever I have.”
Wilson said the Cavs and the Hokies “probably” would make his first cut. Asked if any programs are sure to make the cut, Wilson replied, “I honestly have no clue. I like them all.”
Though he is not sure of which schools are certain to make his initial cut, Wilson does feel that some schools will be much easier to eliminate than others.
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