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Paul Wilson is one of five Lakeland Dreadnaught's that made the long trip to San Antonio, TX over the weekend for the Army All-American Combine. Sometimes overlooked in favor of teammates John Brown, Chris Rainey and the Pouncey twins, Paul left the Alamo Dome letting everyone around the country know just who he was by running the 4th fastest forty of over 500 participants and making numerous terrific catches. One BCS Bowl winner has already offered him and you can bet they won't be the last.

"I like Georgia, Notre Dame, Texas, LSU, Michigan and probably Tennessee and South Carolina. My coach has told me West Virginia has offered," Paul Wilson said.

What stands out about each of his early favorites?

Georgia: "Just the tradition. I've grown up being a Bulldog and listening to my dad (Mark Wilson) talk about Georgia. He tells stories and it just seems like a great place to play."

Notre Dame: "It's the tradition again, and when Charlie Weiss got there I started watching games. They put up incredible numbers and he runs a pro style offense."

Texas: "It's kind of like Florida weather and I've just always liked them. Winning a National Championship didn't hurt either."

LSU: "It's in the SEC and they play great football in that conference."

Michigan: "They send me a lot of letters and they want me to come for an unofficial visit really soon."

Tennessee: "They put a lot of receivers in the NFL."

South Carolina: "Steve Spurrier. That's all I can say. He did what he did this year without his guys and I think they will only get better in the future."

Summer camps can be one of the most important factors in garnering scholarship offers for prospective student athletes and Wilson already has two in mind.

"I'm trying to camp at Notre Dame and Georgia. I'll look at some more after baseball season comes around as well."

Wilson said he approached this past weekend's combine with a clear head and used the platform as a chance to separate himself a bit from his teammates and make a name for himself.

"I tried to go out there and have fun and not stress stuff. Just go out there and prove what I can do. When you play at Lakeland you can kind of get caught in the crowd so I used it as a chance to make a name for myself. Were a running team and I can't complain with two State Championships."

Despite Lakeland doing much of their damage on the ground, Paul still had a huge impact for the Dreadnaught's.

"Last year I think I had 38 catches for probably 600yds. I also think I had like 5 or 6 touchdowns. I got pulled out at halftime in most of our games."

Wilson has a 3.8 GPA and should have no trouble qualifying for eligibility on the next level. He's certainly one to keep an eye on as we take our first looks at the class of 2007…

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