Talented Back Enjoys Unofficial Visit To AU

This big-time running back talks about his first trip to the State of Alabama and Auburn's campus.

Danville, Va.--One of the fastest running back prospects in the country took an unofficial visit to Auburn on Monday to check out the Tigers and came away impressed by what he saw and heard. David Wilson from George Washington High says that he got a very detailed tour of the campus, football facilities and track facilities and it gave him a good feel for what to expect out of Auburn.

"It was a real good visit," Wilson says. "I got to go to a state I had never been to, that was fun. I got to meet the coaches, Coach (Tommy) Tuberville as well as his assistant coaches.

"It's a real good program with a good strong history. Good running backs went to the school, a lot of them. They've got a great schedule to play against with good competition. The SEC is good competition. It was a good visit overall."

A four-star prospect ranked as the number 29 running back nationally by Scout.com, Wilson says he really only knew about Auburn as the place where both Bo Jackson and Cadillac Williams went to school. After his visit he says he liked the atmosphere and campus a great deal.

"Getting to talk to Coach Tuberville and the running backs coach (Eddie Gran)," Wilson says of the things that stood out to him on his visit. "I was just getting a feel for the area because I had never been there before."

With over a dozen offers, Wilson declined to name the schools involved in his decision but says he plans to make a final choice before his senior season begins. "I don't really want to talk about it right now but they are at the top," Wilson says of Auburn. "I didn't really want to publish it (his final list) right now. I have 16 total offers."

One of the things that could work in Auburn's favor with Wilson is the strong FCA program at Auburn under Tuberville and Chette Williams' involvement in the program. Wilson says that's something he believes in and he likes that about the Tigers.

"I'm a strong Christian believer and my family as well," Wilson says. "That's the way they raised me. That's the way I want to believe. Him having FCA programs, he talked about that. He also talked about how he likes to build family relationships with his players."

At 5-11, 193, Wilson says his best 40-yard dash time is 4.31 seconds. With a 10.8 second 100 meter dash and a 22 second 200, he has speed to burn and it led to a strong junior season last fall. He ran for 1,557 yards on just 136 carries with 17 touchdowns. He also added one receiving touchdown and two touchdowns on special teams. His speed could also allow him to double in track and field on the next level, something he says he talked about with Auburn Track and Field Coach Ralph Spry.

"All of the colleges that have given me scholarships said I could do that (run track) as well," Wilson says. "Their facilities are great. They've got a new facility. They said the only thing stopping them from the Olympics being held there was the seating."

Despite a seven hour drive from Virginia to Auburn with his family, Wilson says that distance will not be a factor in his decision.


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