Jamil Wilson Preparing For Final Visit

Earlier, the 6-foot-6, wing, ranked the #5 small forward in the nation by Scout.com, had indicated that he might speed up the decision making process but now it appears he is going to stick, at least partially, with his original timetable.

EAST LANSING - Michigan State is waiting for the last domino to fall in its 2009 recruiting class. Having already nabbed Ohio big man Garrick Sherman and Detroit big man Derrick Nix, MSU has one last scholarship to fill and they'd love for Racine (WI) Horlick forward Jamil Wilson to take it.

Last month, the Michigan State staff, led by head coach Tom Izzo, visited Wilson. They were followed by the other two staffs who were also getting an official visit, Texas and Oregon.

Wilson completed his visit to the University of Texas last week and plans to fly out to Eugene to visit with the Oregon staff led by Ernie Kent, this weekend.

We caught up with Wilson late last night and didn't want to keep him too long, so he didn't have time to go into detail about his visit to Austin, but he did tell us the following.

"I've already taken the official visit to Texas and I will be taking the one to Oregon this weekend," said Wilson.

Earlier, the 6-foot-6, wing, ranked the #5 small forward in the nation by Scout.com, had indicated that he might speed up the decision making process, but now it appears he is going to stick, at least partially, with his original timetable.

Wilson explained why he is going to stick to his earlier timetable.

"My dad's kind of worried if anything will be less if I wait until my mom's birthday, so I'm thinking about verballing during the early signing period and then signing (the letter of intent, making the decision official) on my mom's birthdate," he said.

Wilson's mother died last year and he wanted to sign his National Letter of Intent on her birthdate, March 8th, to honor her memory.

By announcing his intentions and then signing the official letter at that time, Wilson can cut short his recruitment and concentrate on his senior season at Horlick.

Interestingly, Wilson had thought about speeding his decision up after his official visit to Michigan State.

He told Scout.com's Evan Daniels who seemed to be the leader at that point.

"I would say Michigan State, but Coach Izzo made a good point. He said you'll always favor a school that you just left. But not really, I'm just going to wait and see how things go."

Wilson told GSN last night that he would be going to Oregon with a teammate who Oregon's also recruiting, 6-foot-2, junior guard Antoine Howard.


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