Wilson Had Something to Prove

Southmoore athlete Julian Wilson may already have an impressive offer list, but he entered Wednesday's camp session with a chip on his shoulder as he felt he still had something to prove to the OU coaching staff and the rest of the world. How did his day end up?

Julian Wilson, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound athlete from Southmoore High in Okla., has 14-15 offers in hand, but he came out to Oklahoma's elite prospect camp in hopes of earning one more.

"I had a statement to prove when I went out there today," Wilson said. "I just went out there and tried my hardest. I have been working real hard in the off-season and I wanted to show the OU coaches and everybody else that I am better than my film shows."

He worked out at defensive back and wide receiver and was on of the more impressive prospects in attendance. How did he feel that he performed?

"I thought I did real good," Wilson explained of his performance. "Both coaches (Bobby Jack Wright and Jay Norvell) said that I did well and I performed way better than what I showed on film."

Wilson has been to a number of camps, but he was pretty impressed by the organization at OU.

"It was a great camp and they ran it really well. The set-up was real nice. I like how they let the one-day campers stay together and compete against one another. I like that because you get to work against players who are your own age and similar in talent."

Wilson did not yet earn an offer from the Sooners, but he will be back again… soon.

"I am going back to camp again on Friday," explained Wilson. "They told me if I have another performance like I did today that they would have to offer."

"I am ready for that."

Wilson reports that Missouri has been recruiting him the hardest up to this point and schools like Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado State are also high up on his current wish list.

An offer from OU could change things dramatically, but he feels honored to have the opportunities that he has already.

"It is a blessing," Wilson began.

"I just want to say thanks to my coaching staff and my parents. My parents provide me with the opportunities to get out to these places and be seen and even though things are tight right now they still make sure they provide me the opportunities to go out there and be seen."

As a junior Wilson played both ways. He collected 43 tackles and broke up six passes on defense and hauled in 21 catches for 265 yards and three scores. He also racked up an additional 286 yards in returns.

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