Amazing time

Out of all the talent that came through Baton Rouge this past weekend, one prospect spent a little more time getting here, but the time and money was seemed to have been well spent.

Richard Wilson (6-4, 215, 4.58) made the trip from Spanish Fork, Utah, just south of Salt Lake City, for the weekend’s festivities.

         

And though Baton Rouge is nearly 1,700 miles away from Spanish Fork, Wilson said that the trip to Baton Rouge was almost like coming home.

         

“I had an amazing time,” he said. “I really like what I saw, this being my first time to make it down here. It was everything I expected and more for sure.”

         

Wilson, who attended camp alongside fellow Utah-native Xavier Su’a-filo and both of their fathers, said that getting over to Baton Rouge alongside Su’a-filo was a definite plus.

         

“We had a great time being down here and taking it all in together,” Wilson said. “Both of our dads really liked it as well. It is good because we share a lot of the same offers, so our interest lies in the same schools. The visit definitely keeps LSU right at the top with the rest of the crew.

         

“The environment down in Baton Rouge was great. There were so many good players at the camp, and I liked that there were a lot of good linebackers that I got to go up against. The coaches really helped me out a lot; pointing things out that I was doing wrong and helping me develop.”

         

Wilson, whose trip wrapped up with some one-on-one time with Les Miles after he checked out of camp, said that a return to LSU is definitely in the cards.

         

“Coach Miles just told me that he really sees me fitting into the system at LSU and wants me back on an official,” Wilson said. “He likes how solid my routes were this weekend. I still need to work on some blocking things that we went over, so I am going to get all of that down.”

         

Wilson, who returns to Utah with a better sense of what the Tigers have to offer, is beginning to get a better feel for his recruitment process.

         

At the beginning of the summer, it seemed the four-star’s recruitment process might have ended by now. Yet, Wilson recently retracted those statements, instead electing to take his official visits in the fall.

         

“I am just going to take some officials and see how I feel,” he said. “At the beginning of the summer, I only had three offers. Now I have nine. I just want to see everything that is offered. I am coming back to LSU, but I also want to get a chance to check out Miami and Stanford.”

         

While college choices are on Wilson’s mind, his senior season is weighing even heavier.

         

 “As soon as I take my officials I am getting things out of the way,” he said. “I don’t want to really have to deal with all the distractions during the season. I want to win a state championship before I leave Spanish Fork, and this is our season. That is my main priority right now.”

 

Note: As a junior, Wilson had 46 catches for 690 yards and eight touchdowns.


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