Signee Update: Christian Wilson

Free from a hectic recruitment, Christian Wilson is focused on preparing for North Carolina.

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"I've been lifting with the schedule that [UNC] wanted me to do," Wilson said. "I'm getting a lot bigger and faster.

"And I'm doing track, too. My track coach is a good speed coach and he's got my speed a lot faster than what it was."

Wilson started his senior football season at roughly 230 pounds, but played his finest when a little lighter.

"When I was at my best – like when I started to run the ball better – I was like 220-223 [pounds], probably," Wilson said.

According to Wilson, UNC would like him to be around 240 pounds when he arrives on campus. He's currently up to 232 pounds.

Wilson says his 40-yard dash time is now 4.5 seconds – down from the 4.6-4.7-second times he ran before his senior season.

For Montour, Wilson played running back and linebacker, ending his senior season with 2,036 yards and 28 touchdowns on the ground.

UNC expects Wilson to see significant time this fall, according to Wilson, at hybrid back.

"They want me to be out for routes and get the ball in my hands," Wilson said. "They want me to block some, but not as much as other guys."

Following the football season, Wilson played basketball for Montour, averaging a double-double (18 points and 12 rebounds per game).

"They played me all over the place," Wilson said. "They played me at point guard sometimes, because for my size, I have pretty good feet [and] I can control the ball pretty well for my size. Sometimes I would play center – depending on what we needed."

For the spring season, Wilson took up track, participating in the 100-meter and 200-meter, as well as shot put.

A self-described "non-track guy," Wilson said his top 100-meter time was 11.7 seconds.

In the shot put, however, Wilson made his conference finals. He'll learn if he qualified for the state finals Thursday. His top shot put throw, thus far, has been 49 feet.

Things are already falling in place for Wilson's future as a Tar Heel – he and fellow signee Jamal Womble have agreed to be roommates and the UNC staff has already granted him jersey No. 33.

Wilson, who is completely qualified, will arrive on campus shortly before summer classes start on June 18th.

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