The University of Alabama played host this past weekend to the Nike Football Training Camp. Hundreds…
James Wilder knows decision time-frame
"They voted me linebacker MVP," said James Wilder. "I worked the defensive line, linebacker and running back. I came out here met new people and saw some other people I have seen at camps before. It was a really good experience, and it was great to come to Alabama." The No. 1 prospect at his position is humbled and doesn't let rankings go to his head. "I just have a love for the game," Wilder said. "I love to compete. I don't look at the rankings. There is always someone better than you who is out there. I just wanted to come out here and have fun. I wanted to compete against all these other great athletes." Wilder will have a busy summer and plans to make an early decision. "We are going to a lot of places this summer," he said. "We have a lot of team camps, and we are going out to Oregon for a 7-on-7 camp. I know we are going to visit a lot of colleges this summer. "I have talked to my coach and my parents. We think it's going to be best for me to make my decision towards the end of the summer. I can get the decision off my back. I can focus on my grades and my senior season." Wilder knows who has grabbed his attention, but will remain cool until later in the summer. No doubt some powerhouse programs have turned up the heat in hopes of a February signature. He remained in Tuscaloosa an extra day to meet with the Tide coaching staff for an unofficial visit. "There are definitely schools who are standing out, but I am going to remain open for now," Wilder said. "I will say Alabama, Florida, USC, Miami and Georgia are the schools recruiting me the hardest right now. "I do feel like there is a little bit of pressure on me to stay in-state, but I am not letting that bother me. Florida, Florida State and Miami are great in-state schools, but I have to do what is best for me. I mean, I am here at Alabama now. Who wouldn't want to play for them? They are a big time SEC program. I am going to make the best decision for me."
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