"Today it was just great to get back out here," Wilson told GoBlueWolverine. "I've really just been missing football, and just hitting. It just really feels great to put the pads back on and play our first game."
Part of Wilson's struggle in the off-season revolved around a torrid rehab schedule after sustaining a season ending injury after six games in 2011. Wilson wasn't one to sulk, instead focusing and transforming his body back into game shape.
"In the off-season I had to work hard to get healthy," said Wilson. "I just had to ice up, rehab, and just come back and hope for the best."
"I believe that I am a little stronger," added Wilson. "I believe that I'm back to my full potential and that I can be my full potential. I just pray I don't get any injuries this year."
Wilson is being looked at exclusively by colleges as a running back but that didn't stop the put together athlete from picking off a Mumford pass and taking it back for six.
Show tremendous athleticism and versatility, Wilson was one who stood out at Michigan's football camp in June.
"The Michigan camp was great," said Wilson. "I got to work with Mike Hart, he's a great guy. And I got to work with Fred Jackson personally. They gave me a few pointers that really helped me. I really do appreciate the things they've done for me."
"They like that I was pretty aggressive and that I'm pretty quick and I can make moves in the open space," he continued.
Longtime Michigan running backs coach Fred Jackson has stayed in contact with Wilson, and although talk has been limited in the scholarship category, a strong junior season could go a long way for the bruising speedster.
"They just talked, nothing really heavy about a scholarship, but they said they're really interested," said Wilson. "I do keep in contact with Coach Jackson, I call him now and then just keeping contact; and hopefully I get that scholarship soon."
Growing up in the state of Michigan Wilson had an affinity for both in-state schools, Michigan and Michigan State, but Wisconsin, Nebraska, Stanford and Penn State are making a push for his services as well.
"I hope that I can get to Nebraska and Wisconsin too," said Wilson. "Those are the only two I haven't visited."
Heading into week two of his junior year, Wilson is just hoping to build on a strong opening game.
"I just want to improve on making my juke moves when I can, and just getting up the field—trying to get as many yards as I can on every play," said Wilson.
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