On Watch
Christian Wilson
National Recruiting Editor
Posted May 8, 2007
Allen Wallace, National Recruiting Director TheInsiders.com and SuperPrep.com


Christian Wilson says he never followed a specific school growing up, instead he would watch certain players. "I really liked Eric Crouch when he was at Nebraska," Wilson said. "I liked how well they ran the option. I also used to watch Edgerrin James and Jeremy Shockey when they played for Miami. Those were some of my favorite college players..."

Christian Wilson, the 6-foot-3, 235 pound athlete from Montour High School in McKees Rocks (Pa.) says he has over 40 scholarship offers, but hasn't started to narrow things down yet.

"I really don't have any favorites right now," Wilson said. "I'm very open. I'm going to wait until after the season before I really narrow it down. I want to watch the season closely and see how the schools use their players and see if I'd be able to fit in."

Wilson, ranked No. 21 in the East by Scout.com, is mostly being recruited as an athlete, with schools saying he could either play running back or linebacker. "I like playing both and don't really have a preference," he said.

He finished his junior season with 950 yards rushing for 17 touchdowns. He also had 18 receptions and defensively, he finished with 79 tackles and two interceptions.

"I’m very physical and I can do a lot of different things," Wilson said. "I can catch, run, block. I'm very tough and move really well.

"I'm working on running hills and improving my speed," he said. "I also want to get stronger too."

He benches 225 pounds 17 times. Wilson has a 34-inch vertical jump and runs a 4.6 forty.

Wilson says he never followed a specific school growing up, instead he would watch certain players. "I really liked Eric Crouch when he was at Nebraska," Wilson said. "I liked how well they ran the option. I also used to watch Edgerrin James and Jeremy Shockey when they played for Miami. Those were some of my favorite college players."

Wilson's dad, however, likes Wake Forest. "He likes that it's a pretty small school and a small campus," he said. "It's easy to get around and it's a good community atmosphere."

The Demon Deacons have already offered as have Michigan, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Clemson, Maryland and Louisville (first offer last September).

"I went to the Michigan spring game a while back and it was really cold," Wilson said. "It was like 30 degrees and they didn't get as many people out there as they thought. The coaches are really smart and they said they could see using me a lot. The want me for H-back and are one of the only schools that have already specified a position."

Wilson is only 10 minutes away from Pittsburgh and is three hours from Penn State, however he insists that distance will not be a factor. "I don't care about the distance," Wilson said. "I just want to make sure I have fun wherever I go. I want to live in a nice area and feel at home.

"The coaches will be the first thing because I need to get along with them," he said. "I want to be able to play early and make a difference."

Wilson reports a 2.9 core GPA and took the SAT on May 5.



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