Lincoln Standout Earns Top LB Honor

Desmond Wills talks about his performance at Saturday's Auburn MVP Camp.

Auburn, Ala.--Big, physical linebackers are worth their weight in gold in the world of college football recruiting and a player that fits who description perfectly is Desmond Wills from Lincoln High.

At 5-11, 213, Wills has the true middle linebacker build and on Saturday he showed he could be an all-around player as he earned MVP honors at linebacker in the Auburn MVP Camp.

"It was real competitive," Wills says. "Coming in I had a good feeling about today. I just found who I thought was the best linebacker at the camp, Detorrius Shipley, and tried to match his intensity and out do him. I got in some good one-on-one with some good running backs and did the best I could. I came out the MVP."

While he's been a known commodity since last season, the offers haven't rushed in for Wills as only Clemson and Kentucky have offered to this point. He says that Saturday was a day he's hoping shows everyone else just what he can do.

"It means a lot to me," Wills says. "I just wanted to let these coaches know that they can come recruit me. I'm ready to go."

In addition to his two offers, Wills notes that he's hearing from Auburn, Louisiana Tech, Alabama and several other colleges. With his name out there following his performance, Wills said now his goal is to become a more complete player when the Golden Bears take the field this fall.

"I feel like my coverage is pretty good," Wills says. "The thing I'm working to improve is my tackling. My coach always tells me I need to improve my tackling. It's nothing I can't correct. I'm going to get after it and work hard this summer to be the best player I possibly can."


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