Wilson Sorting Through Process

The buzz surrounding Christian Wilson's recruitment and his soft verbal commitment to Michigan continue to get louder as Signing Day approaches.

"I'm still committed to them and everything, but I am also looking around just in case it doesn't work out the way I want it to," Wilson said. "There's not really too much right now [that isn't working out the way I want it to]. I liked the visit that I went on [to Michigan]… I'm still talking to the coaches to see what they say."

Wilson, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound jumbo athlete from McKees Rocks (Pa.) Montour, has concerns with how he will be utilized under the new Michigan regime.

"It's not that I don't like it. It's just the fact that I know they like to use little ‘backs a lot," Wilson said. "They're not really big into the big ‘back thing – they never really have been. So I kind of have to try to believe that [they will use a big ‘back] or some type of way believe something."

Although Signing Day is almost two weeks away, Wilson isn't sure of his next step in his recruitment.

"I'm just going to talk to my dad and see how it goes," Wilson said.

Wilson has taken three of his allotted five official visits. Rutgers and Michigan State are attempting to score one of the final slots, but Wilson isn't sure taking any additional visits are necessary.

"I'm still seeing what I want to do," Wilson said.

This past weekend Wilson officially visited Boston College. In mid-November just before Lloyd Carr announced his retirement, he took an official trip to Michigan.

Two weekends ago, Wilson was in Chapel Hill for his North Carolina official visit.

"It went good; I enjoyed myself," Wilson said. "I just hung out with the players, went to the basketball game. I had a good time."

Wilson, who was hosted by sophomore wide receiver Kenton Thornton, sat down with both Steve Hagen, UNC's tight end coach, and John Shoop, UNC's offensive coordinator, during his UNC visit.

"They were just trying to show me what they would do if I went there, how they're kind of short at that position and they need one," Wilson said.

UNC is recruiting Wilson as a hybrid-back.

"I like [the position in their offense]," Wilson said. "A lot of the people that have played the H-back in that system are in the pros now like [Jeremy] Shockey and [Kellen] Winslow.

"I'm fine with [the position]. They were saying different things like how I'm bigger and faster than Winslow was when he came into college. That's also another help."

Wilson's stay was closed out with a meeting with Butch Davis.

"He was talking about how he's going to turn the program around and how they do use tight ends a lot and he's a big mismatch type of guy," Wilson said. "Then he just talked about stuff about the school."

Wilson said he will host Davis for an in-home visit Wednesday. Christian Wilson Profile


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