Wilson Makes Impromptu Visit

Since he was already in the area for the Tournament of Champions, Christian Wilson decided to include an unofficial visit to North Carolina.

"I was down there for a basketball tournament," said Wilson. "If you're down there already, might as well go see the football coaches.

"I just told [the football coaches] that I was going to be coming down and they just whipped things up real quick."

Having already gone through the unofficial visit routine in the past, Wilson's stay mostly consisted of spending time with UNC assistant coaches John Blake, Sam Pittman, and John Shoop.

"They talked about what they can do for me," said Wilson. "They showed me some plays and explained how they'd use me in their offense."

North Carolina is recruiting Wilson, a 6-foot-3 225-pound jumbo athlete from McKees Rocks (Pa.) Montour, mostly to play h-back or tight end.

The tournament allowed Wilson to spend three days in Chapel Hill. In addition to enjoying the area, Wilson also bumped into a current UNC lineman.

"He was talking about how the new coaches were making a big impact and he likes all the coaches and basically that these coaches are going to turn this program around," said Wilson.

While his AAU hoops schedule begins to slow down, Wilson shifts his focus to the difficult task of narrowing down his list of 40-plus scholarship offers to a more manageable amount.

"I haven't really got it down to what I'd like to get it to," said Wilson. "I'd liked to get it down to ten – five if I could. I'm between ten and twenty, right now."

Wilson would like to start firming up his list as soon as possible and admits UNC is highly likely to make the cut.

"Basically, what's getting me the most are the coaches," said Wilson. "The way that they are as coaches is exactly the way I would like a coach to be. That's how my coaches are.

"They know when to have fun, but they know when it's time to get stuff done. Basically, their attitude towards things."

During the summer, Wilson will continue his unofficial visit tour, which began in the early spring. He's looking at trips to Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee, and a return visit to UNC.

In addition to UNC, Wilson has already unofficially visited Maryland, Michigan, NC State, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

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