D'Montreal Wilson was one of LSU's early commitments for 2007 and he will fill a big need for the Tigers at the offensive tackle position.
Wilson was a standout on both sides of the ball for Rayville High, but once he converted to offensive tackle he proved to be one of the best in the South.
DeMontreal Wilson was one of LSU's
early commitments for 2007 and he will fill a big need for the Tigers at the
offensive tackle position.
Wilson was a standout on both sides of the ball
for Rayville High, but once he converted to offensive tackle he proved to be one
of the best in the South.
"I just talked to coach Les Miles
five minutes ago," Wilson said. "He told me that he really thinks
I will make a big difference to the team. He said I'll probably have a chance to
play early as long as I can show that I can compete at a high level."
What made Wilson choose the Tigers so early in the process over
offers from Oklahoma, Ole Miss and Louisiana Tech?
"Me and my coach sat down one day
and just talked about it," said Wilson. "I just wanted to get along with it and
get it off my back. I was kind of getting tired of people calling the house all
the time, and I just wanted to move on."
Wilson said LSU was the best of the top three
schools that were recruiting him the hardest. One of which is still keeping an
eye on the 6-4, 300 pound lineman.
"I had gotten a lot of offers,
almost all the schools in the sec," Wilson said. "The three that were calling the
most were LSU, Ole Miss and Louisiana Tech. The others are still trying to get
me to go there. The other day Tech called and asked me how I was doing; they're
still trying to get me, you know."
Wilson said LSU appealed to him for a number of
"It was close to home, and not too
far from my family," Wilson explained. "My friends can come watch me
play, and I had cousins play for LSU in the past."
The big lineman maintains that he
is solid with his commitment to LSU but he is keeping his options open in case
things don't fall into place on the academic front.
"My grades are really not that good
right now, and I actually haven't met the requirements to play at LSU," said
Wilson, who claims that he is a little short of a 2.5 GPA. "But, everybody's
helping me out right now, and I'm getting better. When I get there though, I'm
thinking about criminal justice as a major, but I have a few things in
For now, Wilson will be focusing on
the upcoming season for Rayville.
"My goal for next season is to win
a state championship," said Wilson. "This summer I'll be working out and
getting stronger. I'm going to a LSU camp in July."