Interesting call for Wilson

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. What's the latest? Check out this SI update.

It's no secret that Southmoore (OK) athlete Julian Wilson has been high on the Oklahoma program for some time now. He has attended majority of the Sooner events and has kept in touch with the coaches by any means.

But on Sunday morning Wilson got the call he has been waiting to get for some time.

"Early Sunday, coach (Cale) Gundy called me and we had a real deep talk," Wilson said. "The conversation went well and it was exciting. It was the first time I have talked to the Oklahoma coaches on the phone. We talked a about school and some about track."

The turning point of the conversation got Wilson's attention for sure.

"Coach Gundy told me why I don't have an offer. The main reason was that I only finished the year with only 21 catches," Wilson said. "Most of the guys they offer have about 40-60 catches. So he said that they (Sooner coaches) were not ready to take the chance, but they did like my film. They want to see more so they plan to check me out this spring and want me to come the 1-day camp at Oklahoma."

One of the primary reasons for Wilson's lack of numbers, he said that the starting quarterback at Southmoore went down four games into the season. 

Wilson, who stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 179 pounds, was not disgruntled that the offer did not come through on the recent phone call. In fact, he has realized what needs to happen to put himself in position to secure one.

"I know that Oklahoma only offers elite guys and I am working hard to get to that next level," Wilson said. "After this off season, summer, and my senior year, I am confident I will be able to get that offer. I was just happy that I was on his (Gundy) mind and he made the call to me. It made me feel good that they are interested."

And though a Sooner offer would be high on his Christmas wish list, schools like SMU and Air Force have stepped up to request his services.


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