Auburn Makes The Cut For Wilson

Lyndell "Mack" Wilson talks about his mid-week visit to Auburn, Will Muschamp, and more.

Montgomery, Ala.--A pair of the top 2016 prospects in Alabama made a visit to Auburn Wednesday night to check out the Tigers on the basketball court as they faced off against Mississippi State. There to see the atmosphere of the crowd and also see some former Carver Wolverines currently playing for the Bulldogs, Lyndell Wilson and Marlon Davidson got a feel for the fanbase on the Plains while watching some hoops.

For Wilson it was an opportunity to check out one of his early favorites with Auburn among his top seven schools along with Alabama, Georgia, Louisville, Oregon, Tennessee and USC. Already very familiar with the Tigers after making several trips to Auburn in the last few years, Wilson said seeing the support for basketball was big for him.

“It’s kind of important because if the basketball games are live then the football games are even louder,” Wilson said. “It’s always good. The fans are hyped up. It’s a great environment.”

Environment is something Wilson is ready to see at Auburn when he gets the chance to sit down with new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, linebacker Coach Lance Thompson, and the rest of the staff. Even though he doesn’t know a whole lot about the former Florida coach, Wilson added that he is somewhat familiar with Muschamp.

“I just heard Coach Muschamp was one of the best defensive coordinators in the nation,” Wilson said. “He’s a good coach. I talked to him once upon a time and he just wants me to come up and sit down and talk to him. He’s going to go over a lot of stuff with me.

“I’m just going to take visits and sit down and talk to the coaches and hang out with the players, just see how they bond with each other,” he added. “I want to talk to the coaches and go over the defensive scheme and how I’m going to fit into their system.”

Not planning on making a decision until signing day, Wilson said when the time comes it will be his choice, but not before he talks with his family first to get their input.

“I’m just going to have to sit down and talk with my mother and my godfather about where I’m going to go,” Wilson said. “They are going to be behind me 100 percent wherever I go. It’s just going to be up to me basically.”

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