Spartans In Good Shape With Wilson

Michigan State is still in great shape to land one of the top uncommitted forwards in the 2009 senior class, Racine's Jamil Wilson. Rumors speculating he would sign early with either Texas or Oregon proved to be unfounded.

DETROIT - Michigan State is still in great shape to land one of the top uncommitted forwards in the 2009 senior class, Racine's Jamil Wilson.

Wilson, a 6-foot-7, 205-pound forward from Horlick HS has taken five official visits including one to the Spartans and sources close to the Wisconsin star say none were more impressive than his visit to Michigan State.

It was good for Michigan State, when the young swingman did not decide a verbal commitment during the early signing period which ended a week ago. Rumors speculating he would sign early with either Texas or Oregon proved to be unfounded.

Wilson was contemplating making a verbal commitment but told GoSpartans.net that his father was concerned and wanted him to stay with his original timetable - his late mother's birthdate, March 8th.

It is not known whether Wilson was feeling pressure to make an early decision but not committing should help the Spartans who seemingly have been the favorites from the start.

Wilson appears to want to be close enough to home to stay in touch with his family and have them come up for games. East Lansing is less than a five hour drive from Racine.

The other schools that Wilson has visited, Texas and Oregon are hours away by airplane. Only Marquette, just 45 minutes away, is closer.


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