Tiger Rag Recruiting Feature

St. Augustine's Rai-Shawn Wilson is one of Florida's top recruits and he has already received offers from Illinois, Nebraska, Louisville and South Carolina. Several schools, including LSU, are showing a lot of interest in Wilson and although the Tigers have not offered yet, he said he stays in close contact with several of the coaches.

St. Augustine's Rai-Shawn Wilson is one of Florida's top recruits and he has already received offers from Illinois, Nebraska, Louisville and South Carolina.

 

Several schools, including LSU, are showing a lot of interest in Wilson and although the Tigers have not offered yet, he said he stays in close contact with several of the coaches.

 

"They (LSU coaches) came and visited my school," said the 5-10, 185-pound bruising back, who rushed for 996 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior. "I got a text message earlier today and they are supposed to call me later today."

 

Wilson admitted he didn't know much about LSU, but said that from what he has seen he likes.

 

"I think the coaching staff is good," he said. "The way they play is exciting to me and I like the offensive coordinator. To be honest I didn't really get much of a chance to look into it, but I hear a lot from our coaches about the way they play and practice."

 

And what do the LSU coaches see in him?

 

"They said they like my running ability, my speed and the way I deliver a hit," said Wilson. "My favorite part about playing running back is getting to deliver the blow at the end of the run and delivering hits. I like how the defense is trying to guess what play you're running."

 

Wilson explained his ideal coaching staff and university.

 

"I'm looking for a coaching staff that can be there to help me and teach me," Wilson said. "I need a school to be like a home to me; I need to be comfortable. I know I'll have to have the work ethic, but I'm looking for a team who can go to bowl games and compete for the national title."

 

With his 4.5 40-speed, and affinity for advocating affliction, coaches have also looked at him as, possibly, a safety.

 

"It doesn't really matter where I play," Wilson said. "It won't bother me. I'll play wherever I can help."

 

Note** Wilson also plays on the basketball team and is a small forward. He currently holds a 2.84 GPA and plans on taking the ACT in June.


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