Payton Wilson (© Michael Clark/Scout)

LB Payton Wilson's finalists include ACC, Big Ten and SEC

Four-star Hillsborough (N.C.) Orange outside linebacker Payton Wilson is down to seven schools.

After receiving numerous scholarship offers from across the country, Payton Wilson is down to seven schools.

AlabamaClemsonGeorgiaNorth CarolinaOhio StatePenn State and Virginia Tech made the cut.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Wilson had a huge junior season last fall. Offensively, he finished with 84 carries for 756 yards and six touchdowns and 13 receptions for 305 yards and three more scores. On defense, he had 127 tackles, including 39 for loss and 13 sacks, an interception and four pass breakups.

He hopes to make his commitment by June.

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