SoCal ATH Will Walk-On At Boise State

A.B. Miller HS ATH Jamal Wilson (Fontana, CA) held offers from a few small schools, but the drive to compete at the highest level led him to accept an invitation to walk-on at Boise State. The talented ATH can play a handful of positions, but Boise State likes him at one specific spot. Which is it? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his decision to walk-on and where he'll line up for the Broncos.

A.B. Miller HS ATH Jamal Wilson (Fontana, CA) held a few offers from small schools in the local area, but says he wanted to play college football at the highest level. So, he decided to walk-on at Boise State and will enroll at BSU this August. The talented ATH is versatile and can play a handful of positions. What position will he play at Boise State?

"They were looking at me at LB back during the season, but they want me at FB now," he said. "I like the idea of playing FB since I played RB some in HS," he added.

"I had an offer from Humboldt State and a couple other small schools," he stated. "San Diego State and Colorado State recruited me as well. I just felt Boise State was the best fit for me."

"I remember hearing on TV a while back that Boise State doesn't look for the biggest or fastest players," he said. "They look for the ones that want to work hard and play to the best of their abilities. That's how I see myself. They have a winning mentality up there and I love to win."

Wilson and his parents visited the Boise State campus back in March and Head Coach Chris Petersen discussed the benefits of the walk-on program and the odds of earning a scholarship.

"Coach Pete mapped out the whole situation," said Wilson. "They're short on FBs right now and weren't able to run all their packages during spring practice because of that. I'm going to go up there, show them I can play, and maybe I'll get a chance to play this season."

"I was told it could take a couple years to earn a scholarship," he said. "I see myself as a workhorse, so I'm ready to get in there and earn it. I work hard for everything. I never go into a battle unprepared."

Chris Petersen made a strong impression on the parents of a recruit once again as he stressed the academic side of things, something Wilson's parents were happy to hear.

"They feel it's a great place for me and they like Coach Pete a lot," said Wilson. "It's all about his philosophy and his goals. He's real strict on the academic side of things. He expects a lot from his players and wants to make them better men."

What does Wilson (6'2, 240) bring to the gridiron?

"Just that passion and fire for the game," he said. "I've been around the game for a while and I live football," he added.

Jamal Wilson will arrive in Boise in early August.

As a senior, he racked up 129 tackles and 7 sacks at LB.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Jamal Wilson.


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