AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- One of the quickest players competing in the Midwest Elite 7-on-7 tournament over Memorial Day weekend is 2014 West Mecklenburg (N.C.) high school running back/slot receiver, Shaun Wilson. Although he’s just 5-foot-9, 177-pounds, Wilson spent two days showcasing his versatility for a North Carolina Elite team that fell one win shy of advancing to the tournament championship game.
“Some schools are talking about using me at running back and slot,” Wilson told GoBlueWolverine. “So I get some work at slot and that’s what I’m playing with the team. It’s going pretty good, getting some work in, learning -- it’s a good experience.
“I don’t have one position that I prefer. Anything I can do to get on the field and make plays for the team.”
Currently holding offers from Marshall, East Carolina, Appalachian State, Louisville, Toledo, and Wake Forest, Wilson says he’s been in constant contact with Clemson, as well as Ohio State and Michigan.
On their way back to North Carolina, Wilson and some of his teammates cruised into Ann Arbor to tour campus and check out the Wolverines Sunday afternoon.
“I know they have a big football tradition and a lot of school spirit,” said Wilson. “Just can’t wait to learn more.
“Hopefully I like it and get to talk to the coaches. Just want to see how interested they are in me and talk to them.”
Wilson says Michigan has talked about recruiting him as a slot receiver adding that the Wolverines are, “pretty stacked,” at the running back position.
Still in the process of setting up more visits this summer, Wilson intends to spend a significant amount of time focusing on what schools offer off the field as opposed to on.
“Academics,” he said. “When football is over, what can I do, you know? I want to major in sports medicine so I want to see what their sports medicine program is like.”
Wilson said he plans to compete in Michigan’s football camp this summer, as well as camp stops at Ohio State and Clemson.