RECRUITING: Will Rai-shawn Get An Offer?

Rai-shawn Wilson took the pitch from quarterback Quinterrance Cooper and turned on the jets as he scurried around right end. It was clearly evident that this St. Augustine running back was the fastest man on the field.

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Most impressive was that the play came against fellow state champion Nease High School and the field more closely resembled a mud bog than a gridiron. Trust me, Rai-shon Wilson has wheels. That hasn't been lost on anybody who has clocked Wilson at various summer camps, including the Florida staff.

"I did good at the camp," Wilson stated. "I was at the Florida camp and the first time that I ran it [40 yard dash], they said it was great. I ran it again and they said it was good. They didn't tell me what time I ran, but they told my coach (Joey Wiles) that I had a good camp. I had proved that I had balance and agility and ran good forty times."

"I haven't had an official offer from them at Florida," he continued. "But, most likely if I had an offer from them, I'd go ahead and commit. The coaches at Florida want you to be successful on and off the field. They want you to set an example and expect you to be a role model. That's something that I want to be part of. I've talked to Brandon (James) and Jacques (Rickerson) and they've said a lot of positive things about the way things are run over there."

"I hope to get over to the Friday Night Lights Camp," he concluded. "I'm hoping that Coach (Joey) Wiles will be able to go with me."

Wilson is one of the top athletes in Florida. Last season he shared duty in an offensive backfield that included University of Florida signee Brandon James to help lead St. Augustine to an undefeated year. This season, Wilson said that he is expected to line up at fullback, wingback, wide receiver, and safety for the defending Florida Class 3A state champion Yellow Jackets.

"I've had offers from a lot of schools," Wilson said. "Some are recruiting me as a running back, some as a defensive back, and some others as an athlete. Nebraska (RB), South Carolina (ATH), North Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois and some others that I can't come up with right now have offered me so far. I haven't had a chance to call any of the (college) coaches or text message them, since we've been working out."

The 5-10-½, 186-pound Wilson has a 2.8 GPA and he expects to qualify. He credits much of his success to Yellow Jackets head coach Joey Wiles, who pushes his kids to be the best in all facets of their lives.

"We've been busy lifting and seven-on-seven workouts," Wilson said. "I think that I've gotten a little taller and I'm gaining strength. The program really helps us to be the best. I feel like I'm improving personally. We know that we're going to have Bulls Eyes on us."

Expect Wilson to be in Gainesville on July 21st. He's hoping to get a much desired offer from the Gators.

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