Wilson Thrilled With Michigan Offer

Chicago Simeon DL/WR Martez Wilson discusses his recent Michigan offer, the factors in his decision, the parts of his game he must improve, and more.

Chicago Simeon DL/WR Martez Wilson has been one of the bigger secrets on the Windy City's prep football scene in recent months, but that is slowly starting to change. The 6-4, 235-pound athlete stood out on both sides of the ball last year registering 99 tackles, 18 sacks, seven forced fumbles, and two interceptions on defenses, and 14 receptions for 300 yards and five touchdowns on offense. Northern Illinois, Illinois, Purdue, and Kansas State were among the first to covet youngsters versatility. Those four programs offered him very early in the process, but now Notre Dame and Michigan have joined the fray -- and Wilson couldn't be any happier.

“I was very happy to get an offer from Coach Moeller at Michigan," Wilson said. "Coach Moeller has watched me at practice. He is a nice guy. I like him a lot. I think we can grow into having a good relationship.”

One of the bigger factors in Wilson's decision will clearly be how soon he can get on the field. He will be paying very close attention to depth charts and how he might fit in.

“I want the coaches to be very honesty with me about playing time," said Wilson.

The playing time Wilson seeks will likely be affected by which side of the ball he lines up on in college. He indicated that he would like to continue playing both offense and defense on the next level, and that the Wolverines are open to idea. That said, he understands that he'll have to improve his game in some areas in order to pull it off.

"Exploding off the ball and reading plays faster are things I need to work on," he said. "Right now leadership and chasing down ball carriers are what I do best."

Another trait Wilson is trying to improve is his 4.58 forty speed. Both he and fellow Windy City star Robert Hughes will be traveling to Columbus, Ohio Friday afternoon for the Ohio State Nike camp. In the midst of trying to turn a few more heads, Wilson hopes to pick up a few techniques that will help him get faster. In the meantime Wilson is concentrating on track, where he runs the 100m, 200m, 4 x 100m relay and the 4 x 200m relay. He recently qualified for the city championships in the 200m with a time of 22.0 seconds.

With the attention focused Wilson's way still on the rise, the youngster is weary of letting it go to his head. When choosing a college Martez says it will come down to who has the most interest in him.

“I just would like to stay humble,” he said.

GoBlueWolverine will have more on Wilson in the coming days.

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