Massive Lineman Planning To Visit Tigers

The huge offensive lineman from the Magnolia State has set his five official visits and the Tigers are getting one of them.

Hattiesburg, Miss.--Calvin Wilson, who is nicknamed "Tree" by his friends and family, has been garnering attention from a number of colleges across the country for quite some time due to his size and athleticism.

However, now the 6-5, 330-pound offensive lineman seems to have narrowed his list of possible suitors a bit by scheduling his five official visits.

"I am going to Auburn for the Georgia game," Wilson says. "I am supposed to be going to West Virginia December 10th. Then, I have Florida on January 7th, Mississippi State on the 14th and Tennessee on the 21st."

Along with the five teams that will receive a visit from big Mr. Wilson, he also lists Ole Miss and LSU as possibilities, and notes that before he takes his visits all seven colleges stand on equal footing.

Wilson, who will be making his first official visit to the Plains in a couple of weeks, says that he is impressed with Auburn right now. "I mean, they are a very good program and they are looking real good now," he notes. "They are undefeated. They are looking real good."

The huge offensive lineman, who adds that a winning program is important to him, says he has some other things he will be looking for on his visits. "Somewhere that I am going to have a legitimate chance to play, somewhere I feel comfortable at and somewhere that has a great academic program," he says about what he wants in a college.

So far this season, Hattiesburg High is 6-3 and is trying to position itself for the state playoffs. "We have two more regular season games and if we win these last two we are going to make the playoffs," Wilson explains. "Yeah, the next two are going to be pretty tough, We have to play Brandon and Hancock County."

As for his play on the offensive line, Wilson says that he feels like it is headed in the right direction. "Every game it feels like I am getting better and better," he explains. "I am getting used to everything on the offensive line. I am really getting comfortable at it."

And Wilson's play in his most recent game seems to show that improvement. "I feel pretty good," he says. "I don't know all of the stats I have, but I know the last game that I played I had 20 knockdowns."

The 330-pound offensive lineman says that even though his size is one of his best attributes he wants to tone it down a bit before college. Wilson notes that he has already lost about 10 pounds so far this season and that he would like to start his college career at around 315 pounds.

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