Wilson High on Michigan, Talks 'Fab 5'

Brooklyn (N.Y.) Poly Prep 2017 four-star OT Isaiah Wilson gives his thoughts on the "Fab 5" and more.

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. – Fresh off leading Brooklyn (N.Y.) Poly Prep to a 21-14 victory against Hicksville (N.Y.) High Trinity, four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson had high praise for his teammates.

“This team came out here and fought, I’m really proud of my team,” Wilson said afterwards.

Wilson also has high praise for Michigan one of his top-five schools in his recruitment.

“I still like them, I like their coaching staff a ton,” Wilson said of Michigan. “So I guess that’s the latest thing you can say about it.”

His fondness for U-M was particularly shown during his latest visit for Michigan’s annual recruiting barbecue this past August.

“I mean, I try to be friendly,” Wilson said with a laugh. “(At Michigan) I really liked the recruits. It was fun bonding with all of them and bonding with the coaches more. Just getting a more of a feel for campus, that was fun.”

U-M’s coaching staff has also used a unique recruiting approach with Wilson, as they pitched the idea of committing with four other top offensive lineman, labeling them the “Fab 5.”

“Basically the ‘Fab 5’ is if we were all to commit there, me, Alex Leatherwood, Cesar Ruiz, Jedrick Wills and (Chuck Filiaga),” Wilson said. “Basically if four or five of us commit a lot of people are predicting it to be one of the best O-lines in the class.”

So, do the five of them talk about coming to Michigan together on a regular basis?

“Yeah, we talk,” Wilson said with a smile, adding more on the possibility of the Fab 5. “It’s very cool knowing that if you were to go somewhere, that you were going somewhere with a bunch of cool recruits and enjoy your time there.   

Next up, Wilson says he planning an official visit on Nov. 19 when Michigan plays host to Indiana.

“I just want to see what feels like home to me,” Wilson said. “Not anything specific, I just want to see where I can feel comfortable for the next four years.”

Other than Michigan, Wilson says he plans on taking official visits to Florida State and Alabama in November, plus his last two visits to Georgia and USC thereafter.

Wilson plans to announce his commitment at either the Under Armour All-American Game or on National Signing Day.


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