Wilson Could Be Texas OL Target in 2012

Texas' 2011 offensive line class is impressive, but it's been evident this year the Longhorns need help at the position. They will once again spend a lot of time and focus on the line in the 2012 recruiting class.

Texas ' 2011 offensive line class is impressive, but it's been evident this year the Longhorns need help at the position. They will once again spend a lot of time and focus on the line in the 2012 recruiting class.

Most fans know about DeSoto's Curtis Riser being a player the Longhorns will most likely target, but who else will they evaluate?

One player who is flying up boards is Aledo's Michael Wilson. The 6-foot-6, 255 pound lineman has been the anchor for the Bearcats and 2012 running back Johnathan Gray this season.

Last Thursday, LonghornDigest.com was on hand to see Wilson first hand. The junior impressed us with not only his footwork, but his frame.

Aledo won with ease, beating Fort Worth O.D. Wyatt 56-7. Aledo is 11-0 on the season and is currently the No. 1 team in 4A.

"It was a really good win. We came out strong and we played it all the way through. We are just trying to take it one game or time," said Wilson. "Our only goal is to get back to the state championship game. We would be very fortunate to have it happen again."

Not only did Aledo make the state championship game last year, they defeated Brenham to take the 4A Division II crown.

Wilson is currently receiving interest from most schools in the Big 12 and a few in the S.E.C.

"I want a school that suits me the best. A school that would be the easiest for me to convert to. To be honest, I have always been a small-town kid. Going to a huge city would be a culture shock for me, but I could handle it," said Wilson. "I have visited Texas Tech, TCU, Texas, and Texas A&M so far this year."

The Red Raiders have already extended a verbal offer to the junior and more should be on the way.

What did he think of his Texas visit?

"It was a really nice visit. They handle their recruits really well. They gave us a tour of the athletic facilities. It was a great experience. Of course the game atmosphere was incredible," said Wilson. "Growing up, I loved all the Texas teams. I was a it of everything."

Wilson has been only playing offensive line for the past season and a half. Last year, he started on the Aledo defensive line to start the year, but was moved to offense after some mid-season injuries and inconsistency.

"It didn't really matter to me. I just wanted to play. Whatever got me me the most playing time. Both positions are pretty fun. I do feel like the offensive line is the best spot for me. I feel that I'm better at it then I was on defense," said the junior. "I'm a really physical offensive lineman. It's is how the coaches at Aledo teach us. I have good feet and I'm pretty sound when it comes to technique. I need to work on my upper body strength. Really all my strength. I guess I could say that I'm good. I would say that I'm decent."

Wilson and Aledo will square off against Waco on Friday night.


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