Top RB Takes in First College Experience

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Before the beginning of the 2007 season, junior running back David Wilson was asked by George Washington’s (Danville, VA) running backs coach to write out a list of goals. One goal was to rush for over 1,000 yards, something he easily accomplished. Another was to receive a Division 1A scholarship offer, and the 5-11, 190-pound standout just landed his third offer yesterday.

“I just got offered [yesterday morning] by UNC,” Wilson said.

The University of Maryland was the first school to offer, followed by the University of Virginia earlier this month. Learning of the Maryland offer was a memorable experience.

“I went crazy when I got my first offer,” Wilson said. “My brother had just come back from California from the Navy. My father was out working on a house. I came back home and I had a message to call [George Washington Head] Coach [Dan] Newell. I called and he told me that Maryland had offered. I was so excited. The day was actually Christmas Eve. That was the best Christmas present.”

Wilson plans on visiting Maryland on March 8th and he is currently making plans to go to Clemson this spring as well. However, his first ever college experience came this past Sunday when he attended junior day at the University of Virginia.

“It was my first time going to any college, so it was real exciting for me being in that atmosphere,” said Wilson, who was accompanied on the trip by his father and mother. “The people made me feel real comfortable. I felt real welcome being up there. Now, I have something I can judge other schools by.”

Wilson plans to be deliberate in his decision making process and is not in any hurry to make a decision.

“I like all of the schools that have offered,” Wilson said. Clemson and Virginia Tech are among the programs that have not offered but are showing heavy interest. “I’m just waiting to see what else comes my way.”

College coaches are highly impressed by the George Washington running back’s elusiveness and speed. A big play back, Wilson averaged 11.4 yards per carry in rushing for 1,551 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. He added two returns for scores on special teams and one receiving touchdown as well. Wilson wasn’t surprised by what he achieved last season and looks forward