Atascocita guard Kobe Wilson discusses his offer from Arkansas State

Kobe Wilson talks recruiting.

There are few secrets about Arkansas State and northeast Arkansas for Kobe Wilson.

And the 6-foot-1 guard from Houston Atascocita  High School, says that will could play a factor in there the talented guard could eventually play basketball.

“I have a comfort level there,’’ said Wilson, who recently picked up and offer from new Arkansas State coach Mike Balado.

“It was nice,’’ said Wilson, whose father Carlos was an assistant a A-State for two seasons under John Brady. “First coach (Mike) Scutaro was on the phone and then he told me coach Balado wanted to talk to me and he offered me a scholarship.”

Carlos Wilson is now an assistant at Texas Southern.

Wilson also holds an offer from Lamar University.

Wilson missed his freshman season at Jonesboro because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) suffered right before the season. He played with the Golden Hurricane a lot as a sophomore.

“I was not playing a whole lot early in the season but as the season moved on I was playing major minutes even though I was still the sixth man,’’ he said.

Last season at Atascocita Wilson averaged around 12 points per game and earned first team all-conference honors for the league champions.

“I had a pretty good year,’’ he said. “It did not start as well as I wanted but I finished strong and we played well toward the end of the season.”

While having success in Texas he was keeping an eye on his old team back in Arkansas.

“They had a great season and coach (Wes) Swift did a great job,’’ said Wilson.

Wilson said he is good friends with incoming A-State freshman Marquis Eaton and they talk regularly.

He said he plans to take an unofficial visit to A-State this summer and plans to make his official visit during the Red Wolves’ football game with Miami.

“‘I’m in no rush to make a decision,’’ he said. “I want to see how the summer goes. I will probably make a decision when school starts or before the season starts.”


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