2016 offensive lineman Drew Wilson has a growing list of offers. If you look at that list you might be tempted to rule NC State out. That would be a mistake.
Clemson and Auburn are recruiting Wilson the hardest. It’s not as though NC State can’t beat those schools out for recruits. It’s more a matter of where Wilson is from. Schools like that don’t lose too many recruits that they offer from places like South Carolina and Georgia.
Wilson (6-3, 281) has offers from both of those schools. He has offers from Georgia, NC State, North Carolina and Boston College, too. Wilson’s coach has been talking to a lot of the colleges that are interested. Then he will tell his star offensive lineman what’s been happening.
“I visited Auburn a couple of weekends ago and that was the only school I’ve visited. It was pretty good. It was crazy. Just some good cookin’. Everything impressed me a lot.”
Florida and Florida State are telling Wilson that offers could be on the horizon too but Clemson might have the upper hand.
“Clemson’s one of my main schools. I’m going to try to go up there for the Clemson and (South) Carolina game. I want to watch them and see how they do against South Carolina.”
Clemson hasn’t had much success against the Gamecocks in recent years.
Wilson is not only focused on Clemson though. Des Kitchings has been making NC State’s case and he visited Bamberg (SC) in the spring just to let Wilson know that he would love to have him run with the Pack.
“We’ve talked and he’s told me to keep on working and keep on getting bigger. He said they would come down during the season and watch us a little bit and see how I’m doing. They send me a lot of letters every day. They’ll keep in touch with me and ask the coach how I’m doing. There’s a pretty good chance that I will be visiting up there.”
Bamberg has sent several players to play college football in recent memory. Kevin Crosby (2014) picked South Carolina and LaSamuel Davis (2015) has committed to Clemson. Both players made early decisions and Wilson is thinking he wants to follow in their footsteps.
be an early decision probably before my senior year just to get
made and out of the way so I can focus on my team.”