Wilson Ready to Compete for Playing Time

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George Washington High School (Danville, VA) product David Wilson , one of Virginia Tech’s top recruits in the 2009 recruiting class, is not opposed to red-shirting this upcoming season, but that is far from what he wants to do. The 5-11 running back has his sights set on significant playing time as a true freshman.

“I’ve been thinking a lot about how it’s going to be and the things I have to do to be ready. I really want to be on the field next season,” said Wilson, who’ll enter a running back group that includes senior Kenny Lewis Jr., sophomores Darren Evans and Josh Oglesby, red-shirt freshman Ryan Williams and fellow true freshman Tony Gregory. “I guess that goes for any player, but I really have a desire to be in front of the Virginia Tech fans next season.”

According to Wilson, the opportunity for playing time will be there.

“[The Virginia Tech coaches] said they are going to open up the door and give me the opportunity,” said Wilson, who is currently weighing in at 205 pounds.

Wilson enjoyed a breakout season as a junior, rushing for 1,551 yards and 17 touchdowns. As a senior he set a GW-Danville single season record with 2,291 yards rushing, scoring 30 touchdowns in the regular season. He also captured the single game rushing record with a 351-yard performance against Franklin County.

Wilson admits the transition from high school to college football will be tough, in one area in particular, but he looks forward to the challenge.

“The toughest thing, I think, is going to be making quicker decisions,” Wilson said. “Things move a lot faster on the next level.

“I set goals for myself. Even if I reach those goals, I’m never satisfied. I keep trying to get better.”

In the classroom, GW-Danville senior believes he has met academic qualifications to arrive at Tech this summer.