Wilson Joins Teammate as Laker Commit

Right after securing a verbal committment from Detroit Southeastern WR Darryl Pitts, GVSU turned their attention to his teammate, Donavan Wilson, who also made his college choice.

Grand Valley State secured another Motor City commitment as Detroit Southeastern's versatile Donavan Wilson became the latest member of their 2009 recruiting class.

"I'm going to be a Laker," he said, "they offered me yesterday. Coach Brown called me."

The 6'1, 185-lb Wilson was a large part of the Jungaleers' success this season. He rushed for 1,010 yards and ten touchdowns on 123 carries and was big when the team needed him most, going over 100 yards in all three games against rival Cass Tech.

He also contributed 30 tackles and two interceptions on defense and could line up at a variety of spots for GVSU.

"They haven't told me yet," he said of his college position, "they said I can play either side and we'll decide when I get up there."

Wilson will have a familiar face along side him in Allendale, as teammate Darryl Pitts is also a Laker commit.

"It's good to have him going there too, we're going to do great things for the program," Wilson said.

Of course, it was not just his teammate that influenced his decision, there were a host of reasons Wilson knew he wanted to be a Laker.

"They have a winning tradition and a winning program and they're going to make me a better player. I'm excited to go up there."

Wilson also had interest from Saginaw Valley State, Indiana State, Georgia Southern and others.

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