Tony Wilson Commits to UGA

Tony Wilson is one of the top receivers in the state of Florida this recruiting year and the Mainland star has known the school he'd like to attend in the back of his mind for quite some time. August 1st was the date he finally selected to let his intentions be known and Tony has now made his commitment public. He will play for the University of Georgia.

"I chose Georgia because of all the early recruiting they did, that's what really sold me. They just told me the truth and I saw everything for myself. They never just told me what I wanted to hear and I liked that," Tony Wilson said.

Georgia's RB coach Kirby Smart did a great job recruiting Wilson for the Dawgs.

"Kirby Smart is just down to earth. He stays straight with you. He was recruiting me for LSU and as soon as he went to UGA that just put them out on top. Georgia was already up there but that put them over the edge."

The 4-Star WR actually informed Georgia of his decision last week.

"I called Kirby on Wednesday and told him I wanted to come to Georgia. I'm going to talk to Coach Richt today and let him know too. Kirby was just real happy. He said he almost jumped out of his clothes."

When asked what his favorite part of the Athens campus was, he gave a familiar answer.

"The dorms and the academic center are so nice up there. You get your own room at the dorm and your own privacy. That's something I can get used to."

It's been talked about at length, but Tony's relationship with former Bucs teammate Kelin Johnson was a big plus in Georgia's favor.

"Me and Kelin just seemed to touch base as soon as he got to Mainland and it keeps getting bigger and bigger. He's like an older brother to me and it's going to be great playing with him. I love to see him busting some heads."

Wilson likes his opportunity to play early for the Bulldogs in 2006.

"The depth chart is looking real good. I do believe I can go up there and push for the starting position and playing time. They want to start me out at receiver and then they want me to return punts and kicks also. They could look at me defense if they need help too. I'm planning on running track as well, probably the 200 meters and some of the relays. I'm going to hook up with the track coach soon."

Tony is well aware of the commitment of 5-star QB Matthew Stafford and he looks forward to catching passes from him in the near future.

"I'm anxious to see what kind of connection me and him are going to have. I know he won the MVP out at the Elite 11 and that really means something right there. I can't wait to work with him."

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