2018 Orange LB Payton Wilson excited to receive first offer from East Carolina

Excited about receiving his first offer from East Carolina, 2018 Orange LB Payton Wilson spoke with insdeECUsports about the offer and ECU football

Hillsborough (N.C.) linebacker Payton Wilson received his first offer from East Carolina  last Thursday, as Wilson's tackling ability and closing speed piqued the interest of ECU recruiters. 

Wilson has yet to visit East Carolina, however, he is planning to come to a camp in June where he will have an opportunity to meet the staff and see the other amenities ECU has to offer.

"I have not been on a visit yet," said Wilson. "I am going to a camp on June 10  and am hoping to meet the coaches and see the campus."

Although he has yet to visit, and does not know much about the coaching staff, Wilson did comment on head coach Scottie Montgomery.

"I think he is going to do good for the program," Wilson said. "He is going to get the program some good seasons."

Besides football, Wilson believes that ECU can benefit him off the field, and give him a great opportunity academically.  

"I think they can offer me a good education," said Wilson. "They have a really good program."

Wilson is also excited to bring his talents and work ethic to the college level.

"I want to bring my football skills of course," said Wilson. "I also want to bring my work ethic."

Wilson did note that ECU is a big time-program and he's optimistic about the program's future.

"It's already a great a program and they've had really good seasons." said Wilson. "It's also on the rise and has so much potential with the new coaching staff -- -- they are going to be great."

Though he was set back by an injury on the first day of practice and only played in 4 games, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Wilson still averaged 8.5 tackles per game last season. 

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