Wilson Taking Wait & See Approach

McKees Rock, PA RB/LB Christian Wilson has made clear his desire to look around a bit before settling in on the school of his choice. At the same time he has maintained that his prior commitment to Michigan still gives the Wolverines an edge. Members of the new coaching staff made their way to his school this week. Did they move the Maize & Blue closer to re-solidifying his commitment?

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“Four Michigan coaches came up to my school after practice,” Wilson told GoBlueWolverine earlier this week. “The QB coach (Rod Smith), Coach Magee, Coach Gibson, and Coach Jackson. My coaches listened in on went on, but my parents weren’t there. They kind of talked about the H-Back thing. They didn’t change anything (i.e. what he had been told by the prior staff). They’re still talking about the H-back and stuff like that, but we’ve still got to see what’s going on.”

The issue Wilson is still unsure about is how prevalent the role of H-back will be in the new offense. He has taken note Owen Schmitt’s role at West Virginia and has heard promises about utilizing him to a greater degree because of his greater versatility. Still, he remains a tad bit uncertain. After his visit to Boston College this weekend, he plans on leaning on those close to him to help him sort things out.

“I’m probably going to stay home after Boston College,” Wilson said. “I have a banquet and then an awards ceremony for me Terrelle Pryor and a couple of other players that are bigger around here.

“I’m committed to Michigan, so that’s where I’m am now still,” he continued. “I’m just going to keep talking to my dad to see what he sees. I talk to my coaches. They talk to the (college) coaches everyday. If one coach texts or calls one of my coaches every second he can get, then obviously they want you there bad. Then say if you’re Michigan, maybe since they were there a couple of days ago, they don’t call or text anybody for the next week and a half… I must not be that important if they’re not asking what I’m doing and stuff.”

Wilson will also pay close attention to how much he hears from Rich Rodriguez down the stretch.

“If I don’t see him in the next couple of weeks, then I must not be that important if they can’t bring him down either,” he said.

Another factor that could affect Michigan’s chances is the decision of one Mr. Terrelle Pryor.

“I was talking to Terrelle to see if (Michigan) is where he might go,” Wilson said. “He told me he doesn’t have a clue. I asked him out of his top three schools where he think Michigan stands, and he doesn’t know. I know he needs to go there because they need that spread quarterback. You can’t have a 5.3 (forty time) running quarterback in that offense.”


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