Very calm under pressure, John Parker Wilson (6-3, 180) has a strong arm and is very accurate on his passes.
Wilson will be at the Alabama camp this Saturday. "I think UA is looking for two quarterbacks now that Cliff Davis signed with pro baseball," Wilson told BamaMag.com in a Tuesday interview. "I hope to impress (the Tide coaches) enough this weekend to get an offer."
Having led Hoover High School to the championship, Wilson is in full control in the huddle, and his high school coaches report that he gets total respect from his teammates.
The Birmingham native was an honorable mention all state selection as a junior after passing for 2,634 yards and 27 TDs against just 10 picks.
He is also a two-sport gem who will receive scholarship offers in both sports (football, baseball). On the diamond Wilson was 8-1 this year while batting .300 with five home runs. His father, Parker Wilson, played baseball at Livingston University and in the minor leagues for the Boston Red Sox.
Wilson has a 31-inch vertical jump, he bench presses 220 pounds and squats 350.
In the classroom Wilson carries a 3.5 GPA and scored 24 on the ACT. Qualifying will obviously not be a concern.
He has offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech (baseball also), Duke, and MTSU. He lists his schools of interest as Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, North Carolina State and Central Florida in addition to his offers.
NOTE: At this point it's not clear that Alabama will sign more than one quarterback in the 2004 class, but the departure of Davis to pro baseball highlights an obvious need.