Dawg Post Review: Jarvis Wilson

Dean Legge reviews every member of Georgia's class of 2015 - today Jarvis Wilson

Jarvis Wilson

Defensive Back

Tupelo – Tupelo, Miss.


Stars: 3

No. 44 CB in the country

No. 14 overall player in Mississippi

After being committed to the Bulldogs of Mississippi State for quite some time, Jarvis Wilson flipped to the Georgia Bulldogs in late November, just about a month before he early enrolled.

Wilson, a safety out of Tupelo, Mississippi, decided to swap from the home-state Bulldogs to those in red and black after developing a strong relationship with defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Jeremy Pruitt.

  “I like Coach Pruitt a lot,” said Wilson. “He has visited me at school, he has visited me at my house, and he is an awesome coach. We have talked football, we have talked family, and I cannot wait to play for him.”

Johnathan Abram, another safety out of Mississippi, had his hand in recruiting Wilson to Georgia in addition to Pruitt’s efforts. But it was more than the player-coach relationship that got Wilson to ink with Georgia.  

“My decision to sign with Georgia was more than just Coach Pruitt,” Wilson said. “I looked at the whole school, not just my specific coach. Georgia has a lot to like and the coaches are part of it, but it is more than that.”

Wilson was one of the biggest puzzle pieces fitting into the 2015 development of Georgia’s secondary. He, along with Abram, Rashad Roundtree, Rico McGraw, Juwan Briscoe, Deandre Baker and Kirby Choates, will fill out a now-stacked Georgia backfield, giving the secondary young and talented depth.

“Coach Pruitt wants me to play the boundary corner position for him,” Wilson said. “I feel good about that position. I have the size, speed, and the strength to play there. I can play the ball, I can come up with the big tackle, and Coach Pruitt thinks I have a big future there.”

HONORS: Scout.com three-star prospect, No. 53 ranked safety nationally, No. 24 ranked safety in the South region, No. 14 overall player in Mississippi… Named to the 2014 MAC All-State first-team defense…Named to the 2014 Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Football roster

SCOUTING: Likely a safety in college, but could get a look at cornerback. A physical player who stays around the football and has very good instincts. Very good ball skills and he was a star on both sides of the ball in high school. - Chad Simmons

LEGGE’S QUESTION: Could he grow into a third-down linebacker? Could he grow into a linebacker period?

LEGGE’S THOUGHTS: One of the two self-proclaimed “Golden Boys”, Jarvis Wilson totally looks the part of an SEC player right now. He could be the sleeper of the class if Sage Hardin isn’t. Wilson has very good ball skills. He’s a pretty sure tackler, and he seems to make a fair amount of plays. Wilson was a heck of a find. All he has to do is get into the playbook and be patient with learning it.

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