Wilson hearing from Spartans

Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange junior defensive end receiving more interest and getting set to take some visits in the near future. He talks Michigan State and more schools he is in touch with lately.

It had been a while since Brandon Wilson had heard from Michigan State, but a letter in the form of a Spartan head came in the mail Monday.

The Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange junior defensive end had met MSU coach Brad Salem last year, but this was the first contact since then.

"I met Coach Salem last year during my sophomore year but I was hurt at the time so I wasn't able to play," Wilson said. "A whole bunch of coaches were rolling through last year during the spring when we had spring football. He was one of the coaches that I met last year. We had a really brief talk."

Wilson said he knows a little bit about Michigan State and what he knows is enough to have him interested in the Spartans.

"I know Michigan State has a really, really good defense and I would like to be a part of that," he said. "That would be one school I would consider taking an official visit to."

The 6-foot-4, 238-pound Wilson holds offers from Mississippi State, Central Florida, Charlotte, Georgia Southern and South Alabama.

UCF was the latest to join the fold, offering him Saturday on campus.

"It was kind of unexpected because I had a camp and Friday I went to go visit the coaches," he said. "The next day they said I should come to practice after my camp, so I caught the end of practice and met all the coaches once again. I finally met Coach O'Leary and after I met him, they offered me."

Next up is a stop to Georgia Tech, which is showing interest along with Kentucky, Cincinnati, South Florida and Rutgers.

"I am excited to see the atmosphere they have," he said. "It's right there in Atlanta. I would just like to see basically what the campus is like and everything and just how the players get treated and all that."

He plans to visit Mississippi State and South Alabama soon before hitting some camps this summer – if he has to.

"After the spring game and my spring practices, I'm waiting to see how many offers roll in," he said. "The only two camps I plan on going to are Miami and Florida State, but if they see me perform in the spring game, I might not have to go to the camps."


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