Tony Wilson describes himself as an "all-purpose" receiver. He's the kind of guy that can beat you with speed, come across the middle, make the necessary possession catches; he's up for it all. Standing 6' 1" and weighing in at 180 pounds, Wilson provides a solid build along with a 4.45 40 yard dash along with putting up a 3.2 GPA in the classroom.
Wilson is the brother of current North Carolina runningback Antonio Vince Wilson and during his junior campaign, Tony produced over 1,000 all purpose yards with over 600 of those coming through the air on catches. From his cornerback position, he had around 20 tackles and one interception while on returns he averaged close to 100 yards a game. He also returned two punts all the way for touchdowns. He was named First Team All-Area, First Team All-County and Second-Team All-State for his efforts.
He currently claims offers from Georgia, Florida, Michigan, LSU, Tennessee, Nebraska, Indiana, Illinois, Louisville, USC, Oklahoma and North Carolina while receiving solid interest from Florida State as well. He lists his current top three as Georgia, Florida and USC and actually plans to camp at the home of the Bulldogs on June 5th. He cites his strong points as running routes, catching with his hands and interestingly, he loves to block. Wilson refers to himself as a team player and says that if he can help the team out on the ground, it'll only lead to better things for him in the air.
Of all the teams currently recruiting Tony, it would seem like since Georgia is his number one school, they would be the ones recruiting him the hardest. Tony confirms that this is, indeed, the case. "I'd say right now it's Georgia, one coach came one week and the receivers coach came the next week, I call them every other day and we keep connected," said Wilson. As far as where the Cornhuskers stand with Wilson, he doesn't know too much but appears willing to listen to any advances. "All I really know is I've got a scholarship from them, I haven't got too much mail, I'm anxious to see how they respond," he said.
When it comes to big factors in a school, Tony's first and foremost goal isn't about what he'll be dealing with during football but rather after it. "I want a good education before anything. I need to know if I'm at this school for 4-5 years that I'll be comfortable. Playing wise, if I don't achieve my ultimate goal I'll have something to fall back on. Want to major in criminal justice so I can be a parole officer or something similar," he said. Wilson cites his connection with younger kids as his reasoning behind selecting the major he has.
Wilson is already lining up some pretty big travel plans as we speak. "My goal is to go to Florida State September 5th when they play Miami. I'll probably go to a lot of Georgia games, I want to go to USC on an unofficial visit, Florida too," he said. Apparently the line of schools coming to get a look at the promising young prospect is starting to grow as well. "Florida came, Miami, FIU, North Carolina came today, USC came, a bunch of schools been coming," said Wilson.