Wilson Impressed With Kansas State

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Connor Wilson visited Kansas State for the second time after receiving his first offer from the Wildcat coaching staff last month. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound defensive back was a first team All-State performer at Argyle (Texas) High School in 2012.

He made the visit with teammate Sam Sizelove, who also has a K-State offer.

"I'm very impressed with what I saw at Kansas State," said Wilson. "They've shown me a lot of interest and offered me after my Junior Day trip. I wanted to go back with Sam Sizelove and watch their spring practice. It was a real positive experience. I enjoy the coaching staff and being on campus.

"I'm extremely interested (in K-State). There's really nothing holding me back from committing. The great football tradition they have inspires the players to fight that much harder to win games for Coach Snyder. I love the family environment. There's an open line of communication between the players and the coaches. It's just a very positive place and I feel like it could be a good fit for me."

After starting at quarterback in his sophomore season for the Argyle, Wilson moved to free safety and became the Eagles second leading tackler (behind Sizelove) with 134 tackles, nine interceptions, and seven pass breakups. He was named co-Defensive MVP in his district and the area's Defensive Player of the Year. Wilson has received attention from Houston, SMU and Louisiana Tech, but it was Kansas State that offered first.

"Kansas State was impressed with my size and speed," Wilson stated. "I make my reads well and I'm fast to the line. I play the game like a linebacker at the safety position. They said the main thing they noticed was how well I fill the alleys and my pursuit of the football. They like me at free safety or strong safety and think I'd have a good chance to see early playing time and be a starter as quickly as my sophomore season.

"I really enjoyed watching Coach Hayes when I was at the practice. He has a laid-back coaching style but gets on the guys when he needs to. He was talking to me during practice about the stuff they do and what's expected out of the players during each practice session.

"I'm looking for a college with a good program in Psychology. I want to play for a good team. I've always done better when I'm put in a situation that's bigger than myself. I've done better knowing I have to be reliable to my teammates. If I can find the right place with the family aspect and coaches with styles I like, then that's the place for me."

Wilson recently showed off his speed with a second place finish in a district meet in the open 200 meter dash. He plans on returning yet again to Manhattan this summer for camp, by that time he could possibly be a Wildcat.


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