Wilson was suspended for a week by coach Rich Brooks and was mainly relegated to special teams play the rest of the season after he was re-instated. However, linebacker coach Chuck Smith likes the way Wilson has improved, and handled his problem.
"He manned up to it and that is what you have to do. He accepted his punishment and hopefully he will be smart enough to learn from it and not make the same mistake again," said Smith.
Wilson knows the general public perception about him probably is not what he wants it to be. However, the freshman linebacker from Louisville insists he has learned from what happened, vows nothing like it will happen again and wants to show University of Kentucky football fans that he is not a bad person.
"I guess people who really do know me feel that way about the incident being out of character for me. I mentioned that to my mother and was it hard for her to see and read stuff that was written and said in the media at times about me. I guess that is what they do and get paid for, but I am just concentrating on this season. Nothing like that will ever happen again. Trust me on that. I am going to focus on football and be ready for the spring," Wilson said.
"Things have actually been going well. After the incident, I learned about making sure I stayed away from trouble and staying focused on football and school. Those are my priorities. I am learning technique and little things important to college football and trying to perfect those things every day. I am learning a lot. I guess college football, especially the SEC, is more than I thought it was and I made it even harder."