Wilson’s Recruitment Flourishing

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George Washington (Danville, VA) running back David Wilson is not just one of the top running backs in the state of Virginia’s 2009 class. He is quickly becoming one of the top overall prospects in the state, having received 10 Division 1A scholarship offers including Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

One week ago today, Virginia Tech became the most recent school to offer the 5-11, 190-pound prospect.

“I think he is excited about any of the offers he has, especially to hear from somebody so close,” GW-Danville head coach Dan Newell said of Virginia Tech’s offer. “The people at Virginia Tech have respect for our program and the kids we have, so it means a lot to him. But, he is remaining very open right now. He is gathering information. His parents are getting a feel for these schools. He has already been to Virginia Tech’s campus a couple of times for track meets, so he is familiar with it but maybe not as much as he would like. For now, Tech certainly is in the mix. The connections to our school, the proximity to home and the nature of the program all play into it, but he is purposely trying to stay away from naming favorites right now.”

A Michigan assistant coach has already stopped by George Washington this Evaluation Period, and more college coaches are scheduled to be on the way. Today, a coach from Georgia Tech will stop by. Clemson is coming in Monday, followed by Ohio State and Virginia on Wednesday. Of course, all of the schools that have offered are expected to be represented, and Southern Cal headlines the list of other schools expected to come in within the next month.

In terms of unofficial visits, Wilson, who is busy right now with outdoor track, is likely finished until summer time. His most recent visits were to Clemson and Georgia Tech.

“He liked them both,” Newell said. “His parents were impressed with both campuses. He likes the track situation at both places as well. Track is becoming more of a factor, although we haven’t talked about it specifically yet. He is having more and more success with it and he’d like to continue that in college. But he had a great time at Clemson and Georgia Tech. He got to see kids practice at Clemson and he saw Georgia Tech’s scrimmage. He had a tour of each school and was able to have