Air Force is the lone school to extend an offer to one of the top tight ends in the state of Georgia, but that could change soon.
Evan Wilson, a 6-6, 212-pound prospect from Woodstock, Ga., will need to pack on a few pounds before he's ready to be a big-time contributor in the college ranks, but it's obvious that he has a good deal of upside. At NC State’s camp held in June Wilson was one of the top tight ends in attendance. He showed good hands and decent explosiveness and it was clear he had caught the eye of the Wolfpack coaching staff when all was said and done.
On the recruiting front, Wilson’s been a busy man lately, checking out a few schools that haven't offered and simultaneously hoping that those schools extend offers.
"I went to Purdue last week and NC State a couple weeks before that. I plan on going to Georgia and Vanderbilt, too."
Wilson recapped his trip to Purdue, explaining why the Boilermakers are near the top of his list.
"Oh, it was a good trip," he explained. "You know, the drive wasn't that bad. We thought the distance was going to be a lot worse than it was. It was actually pretty good.
“They have a beautiful campus and a great coaching staff. They're great people. They have great facilities, too. The indoor facilities they have are really nice. Going that far (away from home) was definitely a new idea when they started recruiting me. I didn't think I'd go that far north. I could see it happening, though."
Unfortunately for Wilson, he didn't leave town with an offer. He'll just have to wait and see on that front.
"They've already offered three (tight ends)," he explained. "One has already committed. If one of the other (two) doesn't commit then I get that one's scholarship. I'll just have to see what happens."
While the Boilermakers have done quite a bit to impress Wilson his trip to NC State went well, too. He didn't pick up an offer in Raleigh, either, and that camp was more of an audition than the one to Purdue.
"It definitely went well," he said of his trip to State. "That was one camp where I really had to prove myself. I didn't really have a really strong relationship with the coaches going into it. I knew coach McCollum but wanted to get to know everybody more. I just wanted to work hard to put my name out there. I think I did that. I talked to coach McCollum a lot and I talked to my position coach a lot. We spoke a lot afterward. They're gonna look at my film again and they said they're putting me on their board.
"They've got a good program. I hear a lot about them from our offensive lineman, Duran Christophe, who's going there. I hear nothing but good things from him."
Though both programs have done a good job of convincing Wilson to give them a hard look, only time will tell if either will offer. It would seem very likely that either would have a great shot if they did extend offers. That said, nothing is a given.
"There's no distinct favorite. I'm liking a couple (of schools) but there's no distinct favorite."
As a junior, Wilson caught 15 passes for 154 yards while splitting time at defensive end.