Wilson nearing 40 offers

Recruiting has to be somewhat overwhelming when you have so many offers, so early in the process. April has just got here and Christian Wilson is sitting on nearly 40 offers. He is doing his best too to get through them and make some trips to check out the schools that have offered. He has already been on a few trips and have some more planned. Will Nebraska get a visit from Wilson?

Christian Wilson from McKees Rocks (PA) Montour has been trying to improve his skills since the end of last year. The 6-foot-3 and 235 pound linebacker has been trying to improve his 4.65/40 speed.

"I have just been lifting and running," Wilson said. "I have basically just been trying to get faster. My strength is kind of there, I just need to get a little faster."

While many juniors see a spike of interest after letter of intent signing day, Wilson said that the increase wasn't all that noticeable and has been going through his offers for a while now. "Yeah, I guess. I still have a lot of offers and I have been visiting a lot of schools, regardless of that."

"I have been to see Virginia Tech, Michigan, Tennessee, Maryland and Virginia. I will be going to see Florida, Ohio State and Penn State too."

When Wilson makes these trips he is looking at the depth chart and is looking at how soon he can get on the playing field. As for the academics, there are some similarities between all the schools that Wilson has noticed.

"I am going to the schools trying to see what my chances are of playing. Academics are basically about the same and how the football players are treated."

Wilson has an incredible number of offers already. He is also considering the travel time when he takes these trips. He says that a few trips stood out and that all of his trips have been pretty nice.

"I am up to around 37 or 38 offers. You just have to go and get to those schools and see how far they are and think about driving that to get home."

"I liked Michigan, Tennessee, Maryland was pretty nice and I am looking forward to seeing Florida. Basically every school that I have seen has been pretty nice."

Wilson believes that all of the offers are because of his physical size and strength. There is also an advantage with Wilson because of his age that he noted.

"I think that my strenghts are being physical and my size. I also think my age comes into play, I am really young. A lot of coaches can redhshirt me to get stronger and faster."

Wilson had a solid year on offense and defense. He made a splash at San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-American combine and is being touted as one of the top players in the state of Pennsylvania this year.

"I had like 73 tackles, 30 of them were solos, three tackles for loss and three interceptions. On offense I had 920 yards rushing on 159 carries with 15 touchdowns."

"I went to the San Antonio combine and was a top 50 selection and a top four running back. I made the fabulous 22 in Pennsylvania and was runner-up junior of the year."

Wilson is seeing interest from schools to have him play a variety of positions at the next level. At this point, where he might play in college hasn't been considered by him.

"I guess both. A couple of schools like me as an H-Back. Some say running back, some say safety and some say linebacker; it really doesn't matter to me right now. I really haven't thought about it."

The Huskers have extended an offer to Wilson and he is being recruited by the linebacker coach indicating that he is more than likely a linebacker prospect for them. Wilson is considering making a trip to Lincoln to see their impressive facilities.

"I got the Nebraska offer a couple of months ago. Coach Kevin Cosgrove and I have spoke a couple of months back. I was going to see if I could make a trip out there."

"I know that my dad has told me that the facilities that they have out there are amazing. He isn't from the Midwest or anything. He just knows that about Nebraska."

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