Size: 6-foot-3, 245 pounds
Hometown: Liberty, Mississippi
School: Jones County Community College
Position: Middle Linebacker
Committed: December 11, 2012
Other Offers: Southern Miss
Junior College Highlights
Wilson led the Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges (MACJC) and was fourth in the nation with 122 tackles (76 solo) as a sophomore. In addition, he posted six tackles-for-loss, two sacks and two pass breakups.
Wilson was named the Most Valuable Defensive Player for Region 23, the MACJC's South Division Most Valuable Defensive Back, All-MACJC South Division first-team and All-Region 23.
Wilson, who was named the national Defensive Player of the Year by NationalUnderslassmen.com, will have two years of eligibility at Minnesota. He helped lead Jones to a 6-3 record and anchored a Bobcat defense that allowed only 18.1 points per game.
Coach Tracy Claeys' Take
"He has improved our size and athleticism at [middle linebacker]. We weighed him at 245 the other day and he runs extremely well. We're looking forward to him."