That's easy, those Wildcats from Pearl River CC.
Which player has been branded as the top juco linebacker in Mississippi?
would be one of the Wildcat's top defensive playmakers, Kion Wilson.
little history lesson for your recruitknicks. Kion finished second in the country
in solo tackles as a freshman with 118. He also tallied 12 sacks and picked off
Wilson was named to the NJCAA All-American squad as only
a freshman and will be on many preseason list as the top defensive player expected
to return for the '07 season.
"I committed to Illinois out of high
school," added Kion Wilson. "It was Coach Zook's first year, and he
really energized my game. I play with a lot of emotion. If you do not have that
fire, you will always be second fiddle."
Where does the Miami native
stand with his recruitment?
"I am talking to Miami a lot. Ole Miss
has offered me. Central Florida has offered,. and I am talking to several others,
but mainly Miami, Ole Miss, and Florida State, and Central Florida. Those are
the main schools right now."
What stands out about the Hurricanes?
fact that it is a new program means that all the jobs will be open. Anybody can
come in and start. There will be no favorites. Coach Shannon recruited me out
of high school too. I am familiar with a lot of their players. I played with half
of their team. Hopefully he can get them back into Top 25 status. If they are
in the Top 15 at the end of the season, I will be leaning towards them."
if Miami does not achieve those goals; who would Kion look at next?
Ole Miss. They have a great program, but like Miami, they have been struggling
the last couple of seasons. They have real nice facilities. I took a tour of them
the other week. I had a chance to talk to their head coach, and he is the type
of coach I would like to play for. Like me, he is real emotional. Their coaches
are just different at Ole Miss. They act real hyped up all of the time. I am not
looking to go to a losing program, but hopefully they can come around this season.
We will see. I know they graduated the best LB (Patrick Willis) in the country
last year, and they are looking for me to fill his spot. That is intriguing."
"They are known for producing great LB's. I would not mind being
a part of that. LB is a big part of their defense. They have a great coach who
has been around a long/long time. He just does a great job over there. FSU is
a great program."
What are Central Florida's positives?
fact they are coming off an alright year shows me they can be successful. I know
some of their players, and they have all said nothing but compliments about Central
Florida. They all love it over there. They are my kind of people, so I know I
would fit in."
When decision time rolls around; what will be the main
"I want to be a Chiropractic, so their medical program
will be the biggest thing. A lot of people might say, yea right, this juco guy
wants to be a doctor, but I am being for real. I goofed off in high school. I
am very intelligent. I am graduating in December with almost a 4.0 average. I
was just immature in high school. I have grown up a lot. I see my people in the
streets in Miami and it makes me sad. I want to be something when I grow up. Football
is just a means to pay for my education. I want to be one of the best doctors
around. But as far as football is concerned, I want early playing time, and I
want an opportunity to meet new people from all over the country.