The Wilsons have their list ready

Recruiting coverage at Sooners Illustrated continues as we bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Oklahoma athlete Julian Wilson from Southmoore High School has a visit soon. Check out what's new in this SI update.

It does not matter at all that Southmoore (OK) athlete Julian Wilson has been to Oklahoma enough times that he should receive three credit hours. What matters most is making a sound decision. 

And that is the primary reason that the 6-foot-2.5, 191-pound Wilson is taking his mother and father up to Norman Tuesday, July 7 for an unofficial visit. As a group, the Wilson have already toured the campus and seen much of what the Big 12 powerhouse has to offer.

But this trip will be different.

"Tomorrow (July 7) my mother and father are going with me to the campus of Oklahoma. Went already went up there for junior day, but we did not stay long and did not see everything," Wilson said. "The main thing is that my parents want to talk to the academic advisors. They know that I can play football, but also want me to get a degree at the same time. 

"My parents have put together a list of questions that they plan to ask the advisor and the football coaches."

As for the football side of things, Wilson said there is not a whole lot that he does not know.

"I have already talked to coach (Bobby Jack) Wright and coach (Cale) Gundy so I know about the depth chart and pretty much how they are going to use me," Wilson said. "I will play in the defensive backfield and that is fine by me."

Wilson said that he has heard from many writers and Sooner supporters that when he got his offer from Oklahoma an immediate commitment would happen. And even though it was long awaited, there were still some issues that had to be resolved before he gave the word.

Either way people already have an idea about what Wilson is doing.

"There are rumors out there that I am already committed," Wilson said. "That's not true. I mean yes, I am not going to lie, I worked hard to get an offer from Oklahoma and he other programs that have offered me. But I still have to make sure that Oklahoma is the right place for me."

Other schools trying to get Wilson's signature are Stanford, Rice, Air Force, Arizona, Kansas, SMU, Colorado, Louisville, Tulsa, Missouri, and Nebraska

But Wilson said that ever since the Oklahoma offer came through, some schools have slowed down in efforts to land him. 

"Yeah, it seems like some of the schools have stopped calling me. It may be because they feel like they don't have a shot," Wilson said. "But, I am not committed."

But after tomorrow will he be?

"I don't know, but what I do know is that this trip was needed," Wilson said. "I am not going up there to waste time. This is about business. I need to know for sure if this is the right place for me."


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