Waiting on Tyler Wilson

Fans of Mizzou, Tulsa, Alabama, LSU, Oregon, Arizona and Kansas aren't the only ones who anticipated knowing by know where Greenwood (AK) star quarterback Tyler Wilson would be playing his college football – his coach did, too. Greenwood coach Rick Jones chatted with InsideMizzou.com about the prolific senior passer's recruitment and his skills.


"I honestly thought he'd have it done by the first of August," Jones said. "I think the trith is, it's hard for him to focus on it when he's starting to focus on playing Bulldog football and [winning a third straight state title."

Jones said Wilson looks better than ever and may be a bit taller than 6-foot-3 now. Whatever school ends up getting a commitment from Wilson, who passed for more than 1,000 yards combined in the state semis and finals, and who completed 67 percent of his passed for a 14-yard average, is getting a future star.

"He's a great player. He just gets better every day," Jones said. "I don't know what else you could ask from him. He's not a dual threat guy, but he's a guy who can move around in the pocket, slide right, slide left and make play after play."

Jones, asked to handicap Wilson's recruitment, said he couldn't do it. It's too wide open right now. Though it does seem to us that Wilson is most closely focused on Mizzou, Tulsa and Alabama, it's possible he could end up somewhere else.

Jones did say, though, that MU stands a great chance.

"I've got a former player there [Jason Ray], he's been there to visit and liked it, I love the coaching staff there, and they run an offense that is as similar to ours as any in college," he said. "Missouri is very, very high on the list."

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