Winter Garden, Florida defensive lineman Brandon Wilson made the trip up from Florida to Atlanta Tuesday to visit Georgia Tech. The trip ended with an offer from Tech Coach Paul Johnson. Brandon was impressed with the city and the campus. "I'm a city guy. I liked the way the campus was set up."
The visit included meeting each of the coaches. "Each coach really made us feel welcome and made us feel wanted." Coach Johnson let Brandon know that they had watched his film. "He liked that I was always aggressive and had a high motor." Coach Johnson made sure that Brandon knew that he had an offer from Georgia Tech.
Wilson also toured the campus and the football facilities. "I really like that everything you need is right there." Wilson toured the indoor practice facility, the players lounge,and the weight room. "I really loved the indoor practice facility."
Brandon also got some insight into the academic side of things at Tech. He got to see what it is like to be a student-athlete at Tech. "I talked to Errin Joe a lot, I really liked him and he had a lot of great things to say about the school and football team."
The coaches let Brandon know that he could play as a stand up guy or move to the three technique. "The strength and conditioning coach said he could see me weighing in the 270-290 range." At 16, Wilson is 6'4"-234. "I'll play wherever they need me to play."
The visit put Tech in Wilson's top three along with Central Florida and Rutgers. "I really enjoyed my time there today and liked what I saw." Brandon will be looking at the schools' depth charts as the primary factor in choosing a school.
Brandon doesn't have a time frame for making that decision. He feels that when the time is right, he'll make his decision. "It could come at anytime."
What has gotten the attention of the coaches at many school about Brandon's play is his bull rush from his defensive position. Plus he has shown valuable leadership and the ability to set the tone for his team. Before he gets to college he wants to work on his speed coming off the snap count, what he calls his explosiveness.