George Washington (Danville, VA) running back David Wilson has become one of the most highly recruited running back prospects in the state of Virginia. The 5-11, 190-pound back is up to seven official scholarship offers including Clemson, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
“It has been a shock and a blessing for people to look at me as an athlete who could better their program,” Wilson said.
Wilson has only really seen one Division 1A program, and that was the University of Virginia earlier this year. He plans to visit two more Atlantic Coast Conference programs this week. No other visits have been planned, although he is considering a trip to Virginia Tech for its Spring Game on April 19th.
“I leave Friday for Clemson and will visit Georgia Tech on Saturday. I’m going to the Spring Game at Georgia Tech. I’ll be able to compare both schools since the visits are so close together,” Wilson said.
Wilson reflected on his trip to Charlottesville, which occurred on February 24th.
“It was more than I thought it would be,” Wilson recalled. “I had a very comfortable feeling up there. The coaches are very open and make you feel welcome.”
All of the schools that have offered, as well as some schools that have not, keep in close contact with Wilson, who averaged 11.4 yards per carry in rushing for 1,551 yards and 17 touchdowns last season as a junior.
“All of the schools that have offered still keep in contact,” Wilson said. “It is hard for me to try to call them a lot because I have so much school work and track. I really want to stay on top of my school work, so that is my focus right now. All of them e-mail and send handwritten letters.”
An outstanding overall athlete, Wilson, who can run the 40 in 4.4 seconds, posted the nation’s best varsity triple jump in indoor track and field this past season. He is doing well in outdoor track as well.
“I’ve had a wonderful indoor track season,” said Wilson, who would like to continue his track career in college as well as play football. “I had a triple jump of 49.9, which is first in the country. I’m in outdoor track now. I haven’t had any competition in the triple jump yet, but it is coming soon.”
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