Wilson is Solid as a Rock

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 reasons.

 

"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 mind."

 

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."


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