Wilson has Tigers at the top

Tyler Wilson is considered by some to be the top quarterback in Arkansas and a scholarship offer from Les Miles has the Tigers at the top of his list.

The 6-3, 185-pound signal caller out of Greenwood (Ark.) passed for 4,222 yards and 50 touchdowns last season. He had a 68 percent completion percentage en route to all-conference and all-state honors.


As a result of his hard work on the gridiron several college coaches have taken notice.


"I've got five offers from LSU, Arizona, Alabama, Kansas and Tulsa," said Wilson. "It's pretty early to have a favorite because I haven't taken any visits, but LSU and Alabama are definitely at the top because they are SEC schools. There is no other conference better than the SEC and I think that coach Miles is great and that they have a great program at LSU."


Watching LSU and Arkansas battle it out once a year is what initially drew Wilson to the Tigers.


"Always when I was growing up I watched LSU and Arkansas play for the boot and I began to achieve a level of respect for the Tigers," said Wilson. "The school is near enough that my family would be able to travel to see me and the fan base is great. The coaching staff is full of great guys and I'd like to play in the offense they run."


Wilson admitted that speed is not one of his strong points, but that what he lacks in speed he makes up for with decision making.


"I'm not going to outrun anybody," said Wilson who said he runs a 4.75 40.

"But, my strength is moving around in the pocket and being elusive.


Making throws and reading defenses is a strength of mine. I know it's a lot different from high school to college, but in the system I'm in I have to be smart."


LSU receivers coach D.J. McCarthy is recruiting Wilson for the Tigers and stays in frequent contact with the gunslinger.


"I talked to him about a week ago, but we talk all the time through text messaging," said Wilson. "I think he's a guy I could play for and I'm extremely excited about the offer and the Tigers.


Wilson said he plans to visit LSU June 10th and possibly another visit when it is time for official visits. He said he doesn't have a timeline for when he plans to make his decision.


With spring practice nearing, Wilson said he is looking forward to the opportunity to better himself.


"I've very excited," he said. "I always look for chances to better myself, be it my foot work or arm strength. It's all about focusing on the smaller details now, so that come game time, I'll be very polished."

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