Texas prospect wants to serve his country

Highland Park high school RB/DB Sammy Wilson has his sights set on a service academy. Not Army, not Air Force, but the Naval Academy.

While other Texas kids strut around in Longhorn or Texas A&M gear, Highland Park high school's Sammy Wilson sports a Navy shirt.

Wilson, who seems mature beyond his years appears to have his priorities right when he talks about his future and he hopes the Naval Academy is in his future.

"I'd love to have a world class education and I think it would be an honor to serve my country too."

Asked if he was also interested in West Point and the Air Force Academy, Wilson replied that Navy was the one he wanted. However, getting to Navy won't be easy for Wilson. For one, he didn't play football during his junior year because he transferred from Pearce high school in Richardson, Texas and wanted to focus on track as a junior at Highland Park.

At Pearce Wilson ran track and played football as a running back and defensive back, running for eight scores and intercepting three passes as a sophomore.

Wilson, who runs a 4.55 forty, runs the 100 meter and competes in the long jump in track. He has jumped 6 feet and has a top time of 11.3 in the 100 meter dash.

Wilson missed football during the past football season and decided to return to the gridiron. Highland Park's coaches welcomed him with open arms but told Wilson he's have to work his way up the depth chart like everyone else. That doesn't bother Wilson who's just glad get back on the football field.

Despite being the new player at Highland Park Wilson has been in contact with both Missouri and Washington State. He already has plans to camp at SMU and Pennsylvania and may camp at Missouri and WSU. He is also considering a trip to Tulsa's camp.

As for Navy, Wilson says his parents support his goal of attending Navy. He also has a grandfather who is very excited about the prospect of his grandson attending Navy.

Wilson is likely staying near his phone, wearing that Navy shirt, waiting on that call from Navy. If he gets the call he'll be the happiest young man in Dallas.

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