Louisiana OL wants to learn more about ASU

Mike Norvell has aggressively recruited Louisiana in recent years and 2016 offensive lineman Gerald Wilbon is among the targeted prospects.

Louisiana lineman Gerald Wilbon was offered a scholarship from Arizona State and knows the basics about the school.

“(I’ve heard) that the climate’s real nice and everyone always tells me about the girls,” Wilbon said. “That’s the main thing everyone always brings up is the girls.”

He also wants to visit the campus this summer.

Wilbon is a 6-foot-3, 320 pound lineman from Destrehan High School and the Sun Devils are looking to recruit him to play offensive line.

He said offensive coordinator Mike Norvell is the coach that has been pursuing him.

Both Norvell and Wilbon are trying to find the right time for an unofficial visit. Wilbon said he has not set a date for a trip to Tempe. But, he said is definitely wants to make a trip this summer.

Wilbon said he has eight scholarship offers. In addition to ASU, he said Texas Tech, Louisiana Lafayette, Tulane, Arkansas State, Western Kentucky and Southern Mississippi have offered him.

Besides Arizona State, Wilbon said he plans on making a trip to Texas Tech in the summer as well.

Wilbon said he does not have any update about which schools are leading in his recruitment. At this point in the process, he wants to learn more about the Arizona State program.

He said in his conversations with Norvell, they have not discussed the ASU scheme. He is hoping to find that out on his trip.

He also wants to find out about the team’s atmosphere and the city of Tempe.

“I just want to see the life, like how the football players live, just see like is it like a comfortable environment, just somewhere that I could see myself going for like the next four years and just see if I could make a home there,” Wilbon said.

Wilbon recently competed in the Nike Opening in New Orleans with other top prospects in the state on March 28.

“I think it was a good experience to see what I need to work on,” Wilbon said.

Wilbon said he also took part in the LSU junior day. He has interest in competing in future combines and attending college summer camps, but has not committed to any at this point.

Wilbon said he does not have a plan in mind when he might narrow down his choices or make a commitment.

Fellow Destrehan teammate defensive lineman Glen Logan has also been offered a scholarship by ASU.


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