2013 Intro: D.J. Wilson

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. --- D.J. Wilson, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver, is flying under the radar, but is poised to see his recruiting stock rise.

Scouting Report

"He's very physical and fast," Hendersonville head coach B.J. Laughter said. "He has huge, strong hands. He has good jumping ability. The main thing he brings to the table is he's very intelligent, he has a lot of character – he has the intangibles off the field."

Prep Career

Wilson starts at split end in Hendersonville's hybrid I/spread offense, recording 25 receptions for 471 yards and four touchdowns as a junior.

"He's the one that we want to get the one-on-one with," Laughter said. "If we have triples, we usually line him up away from them to try to get man-to-man coverage with him. If we get one-on-one, we're going to throw it up to him. If they play off, we're going to throw short. He's just the kind of guy that we want to get him the ball in space."

Wilson also plays defensive back for Hendersonville, where he collected 14 tackles, a sack, and an interception in 2011.


Wilson has not received the recruiting attention that his abilities may demand.

"D.J. is coming under the radar a little bit," Laughter said. "But that's normal for a mountain player. A lot of times a kid from Charlotte or Greensboro – even if they're not as good – they seem to get a little more interest."

Wilson has still fielded significant interest from Duke, Maryland, Minnesota, and North Carolina.

"The school that seems to be the most serious is Maryland," Laughter said. "Coach John Dunn is real high on him. They've requested a lot of film."

The Tar Heels' previous staff showed Wilson a lot of attention, but the coaching staff change in Chapel Hill has created somewhat of a gap. That hasn't affected Wilson's feelings towards UNC.

"My tops right now would probably be UNC and Duke," Wilson said. "When I went to UNC, I just felt like it was a family environment – the same with Duke."

Duke and UNC are the only schools that Wilson has visited.

"I'd like to go to Clemson," Wilson said. "I've shown a lot of interest."

Wilson plans to camp at the schools showing him the most interest, including Duke and UNC.

Extra Notes

Wilson has several ties to UNC. His pastor and uncle graduated from UNC, and Hendersonville's football assistant coach, Eric Gash, is a former UNC linebacker… Wilson said he grew up a Clemson fan, because of the color of its uniform… Besides football, Wilson runs track for Hendersonville participating in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, and long jump. His personal best times are 11.2 in the 100 and 23.0 in the 200.

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