Johnson a big reason for Wilson's commitment

Tony Wilson spoke with Dean Legge for a short time Wednesday.

Dean Legge: Why does a guy in Florida want to go to school seven hours away in Georgia?

Tony Wilson: I have been here for 18 years. When I went up to Georgia to experience it, I fell in love with it, so I thought: I've been in Florida for a while, and have been to the Florida schools – and they are not bad schools – there is always room for new experiences, so I picked Georgia.

How much did Kelin Johnson playing for Georgia factor into you deciding to go to school there?

It meant a lot because he and I have a real close relationship even though I only played with him for one year; it felt like I played with him for four years. I know once I get up there that I won't have room to slack, or be laid back doing things I'm not supposed to be doing. I am going to have someone there to push me. That's what I need: someone to push me. Kelin is the man to push me.

Have you thought about what you want to do as far as majoring in something is concerned?

I thought about criminal justice, but I think that's going to take a while. I still have that in mind, but I am looking for something else right now.

What are you doing now?

I am taking the week off. We lost last week, and I am going to get back to the workout next week.

Do you still weigh 185 pounds?

Yes – that has not changed.


Wilson and Mainland (FL) lost 29-6 to Palm Bay last week in the opening round of Florida's AAAAA State Playoffs. Mainland finished the season 8-3.

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