Three-star cornerback Jeremiah Wilson was an extremely early commitment for Head Coach Ralph…
Wilson Shows Athleticism
John Handley High School athlete Jeremiah Wilson may have been recruited to play defensive back for the Maryland Terrapins, but the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder looks really good at running back on film and I have to say I'd give him a look there as well when he got on my campus. Wilson has very quick feet and accelerates through rushing lanes while keeping his legs churning at a rapid pace. This allows him to break through any arm tackles and pick up yards after contact for his offense. He also exhibits very good change of direction and is very slippery amongst defenders. When you watch Wilson elude defenders a lot of what he does is simply flip his hips and cut quickly to leave them grabbing at air and that's obviously going to help him a lot if he ends up on the defensive side of the ball. He's a tough runner, has good vision and most importantly has the speed to play on the defensive side of the ball if that's where he ends up. Wilson doesn't look to be a blazer on film because he really uses his blocks, but when he hits the edge he shows an extra gear to outrun defenders on the outside. So, what do you want from a defensive back that we can take from this? Quickness, agility and balance are the first three things I look for on film. Wilson certainly has all of them. Hips are also very important so that he can turn and run with receivers. Again, Wilson has that. The most impressive thing about him however was his ability to change direction on a dime and that will help him in every facet of his game. We have not seen how his ball skills are or what his defensive instincts are like, however he is a physical player and I would imagine an athlete of his caliber will certainly be able to handle the position change. Wilson is a player I was really impressed with in terms of athleticism.
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