Wilson feeling No. 1 coming soon

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated continues as we bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we take a look at Oklahoma athlete Julian Wilson from Southmoore High School. Check out what he has going on in this SI update.

Being patient is something that Southmoore (OK) athlete Julian Wilson has learned while going through this football recruiting process. And even though he has not reeled in that first offer, he does feel like No. 1 is coming soon.

"Football recruiting is going well for me. I see that my interest level at a lot of schools have gone up and feel like I am moving closer towards that first offer," Wilson said.

Wilson claimed to be hearing from Nebraska, Tulsa, LSU, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Arizona, SMU, and Oregon State. In fact, in speaking of the offer, one may come as soon as this weekend.

:"I am going to SMU this Saturday," Wilson said. "I have been in touch with the coaching staff quite a bit and they are very interested."

But one school that Wilson has been eyeing for some time in the in-state program of Oklahoma. And while there is no offer on the table as of yet, Wilson plans to grab the Sooner coaches attention this spring when the coaches come by. 

So instead of waiting to see what will happen, Wilson wants to make things happen.

"I know and understand that Oklahoma gets only the best of the best for the program," Wilson said. "Oklahoma is a good school. I'm not being looked at as hard as I would like to by Oklahoma so I guess that means I need to step my game up. If I take my game to the next level, then maybe they will offer me."

And with that said, perhaps he means his entire game. This past season for the Southmoore team, Wilson was active on both sides of the ball. Offensively, he had 21 catches for 286 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, he was in on 48 tackles and six pass break ups. 

Most schools are looking at him as an athlete, but he said that Oklahoma has him as a receiver target. According to Wilson, the coach in contact with him is wide receiver coach Jay Norvell. Wilson has already been to Oklahoma for junior day, but has plans to return for the Sooner spring game.

"I think OU wants me as a receiver. When I go down there for the spring game, I want to do more than just watch a game," Wilson said. "I want to watch my position coach and understand his style. When I get on campus (anywhere), you spend a lot of time with coaches, especially position coaches. I want to have a good connection with him and see him as a father figure."

He continued.

"I also want to check out the intensity of the team. The players, the coaches, to see how they play the game," Wilson said. "If I were to end up there (Oklahoma), I want to watch the receiver position closely. I want to see how much I would block and when there would be opportunities to catch some passes."


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