Wilson Considering UNC Official

Despite his verbal commitment to Michigan, Christian Wilson will take official visits to other schools. North Carolina is among five schools being considered for a trip.

"I'm going to pick four – and there're five schools that I have it down to," said Wilson, who is also considering Boston College, Michigan State, Rutgers, and Virginia.

Wilson, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound athlete from McKees Rocks (Pa.) Montour, pledged to the Wolverines in August and later officially visited. However, with Lloyd Carr stepping down and Rich Rodriguez stepping in as head coach, things have changed.

"[My commitment] is still pretty strong," said Wilson, who expects to finalize his decision around Signing Day. "I have to call the coaches and see what they exactly say before I can say I don't like them or not."

Wilson, who plans to have his four remaining official visits scheduled within the next couple of days, says UNC's chances of being among his trips are "pretty good."

"I like the coaches there. I know the program is going to be good pretty soon," Wilson said. "The coaches know exactly what they want me to play and everything like that, too."

UNC is recruiting Wilson as a hybrid back.

Early on most schools projected Wilson as a linebacker on the collegiate level. However, his performance on offense during his senior season has every school looking at him as a tight end/h-back.

"The season I had this year has put a lot of coaches in shock of what I can do on offense," Wilson said. "It's been back-and-forth, but after the season coaches are saying I can definitely play offense."

On the year, Wilson rushed for 2,212 yards and 33 touchdowns, and caught 15 passes for 403 yards and two scores. Defensively he racked up 103 tackles, ten sacks, and an interception.

John Shoop is handling Wilson's recruitment for UNC..

"[He talks about] the position and how the coaches and season is going and stuff," Wilson said.

The weekend Wilson says UNC has targeted his visit for is January 11th when the UNC basketball team hosts NC State.

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