Can Louisville sway Kion Wilson?

Kion Wilson, a four-star JUCO linebacker, remains committed to South Florida. Wilson, who will graduate from Pearl River (MS) CC next week, made an official visit to Louisville last weekend. This week, Steve Kragthorpe went to Miami to talk with Wilson's parents. Did Kragthorpe's visit change Wilson's mind?

Kion Wilson, a four-star JUCO linebacker, remains committed to South Florida. Wilson, who will graduate from Pearl River (MS) CC next week, made an official visit to Louisville last weekend. This week, Steve Kragthorpe went to Miami to talk with Wilson's parents.

Decision time is quickly approaching for the 6'2, 230 pound middle linebacker. Wilson will finish up his degree at Pearl River next week when he completes his final exams and he will sign a letter of intent in the next couple of weeks and enroll at the school of his choice next month.

Wilson appears firm in the verbal commitment he gave South Florida in November. Still, Wilson made an official visit to Louisville last week to see what the Cardinals had to offer.

"It went pretty good," Wilson said of his trip to Louisville. "They have a nice facility. I am committed to South Florida and I (think) I'll stick with it. I was advised to go ahead and take the visit to Louisville and that's what I did. I like Louisville a lot. But like I told the coach, had they started recruiting me earlier it would have been the perfect fit."

Wilson said that Louisville started turning up the recruiting heat "toward the end of the season." Wilson made the visit to UofL with junior college teammate Josh Wiley, who verbally committed to Louisville during the trip.

This week, Steve Kragthorpe travelled to Miami to talk with Wilson's parent's and personally make the case that Louisville is where Wilson belongs next season.

"It went pretty good," Wilson said. "My mom wasn't feeling too well but Coach Kragthorpe sat and talked to my stepdad. I'm not sure what they talked about because they didn't tell me much about it. But they did sit down for a while and talk. I wasn't there because I'm still in school taking my finals next week."

South Florida's edge might be this: The Bulls lose starting middle linebacker Ben Moffit, creating a void Wilson thinks he could immediately fill; Louisville's leading tackler, Lamar Myles, is set to return for the Cardinals at middle linebacker.

"South Florida is not losing a lot of guys but they do need a guy to play the middle linebacker position and I'm going in with the intention of winning that spot," Wilson explained. "Louisville has a middle linebacker and they are willing to have me playing outside but I'm more of a natural middle linebacker."

After leaving Louisville Sunday following his official visit, Wilson told InsideTheVille.com that he was 100 percent committed to South Florida. On Friday, after Kragthorpe visited his parents in south Florida, Wilson seemed to waver slightly on that statement: "For the most part that's still how I feel but anything could happen."


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