It’s special, said Wilson about signing the agreement with the Ducks to spend the next four or five years of his life in Eugene. “It’s something you don’t get back and it means a lot that my friends and teachers came out to see me sign.”
Wilson (6-2.5, 180), a 3-star quarterback from Del City HS, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, verbally committed to Oregon on Sept. 6, 2015 while on his official visit the Ducks’ campus.
“The Ducks are a great fit for me,” responded Wilson to the question about why he chose Oregon. “When I went out there to visit, it felt like home.”
While Wilson admits that Eugene is a “bit far” from home he also thinks “it will be worth it.”
Interestingly, this week offensive coordinator Scott Frost took the head coaching job at UCF, but according to Wilson, while it was a surprise to him and the other recruits, that doesn’t change his decision to go to Oregon.
“We were all kind of clueless (about Frost leaving),” said Wilson of Frost’s departure from Oregon. “We thought it was a rumor at first that he was going to leave, so we didn’t pay much attention to it. So it played out that he is going to UCF, but none of us are concerned, we’re still going to be Ducks.”
Wilson says he has spoken to Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich to let him know he is still going to Oregon and according to Wilson, Helfrich responded back by saying how much the Ducks still want Wilson. Not surprising, as soon as the news broke out about Frost departure, Wilson was contacted by other schools, most notably Ohio State, a program that had not been involved in recruiting him and made a visit to Wilson on Thursday, the day before Wilson had scheduled the signing ceremony. Wilson did have a connection with Ohio State’s offensive Coordinator Tim Beck. When Beck was with Nebraska, Wilson attended a camp and there were discussions about offering a scholarship to Nebraska. However at that time a scholarship was not offered, though later on after Beck had left Nebraska, Wilson was offered a scholarship. Though Wilson felt honored by Ohio State’s interest, it did not deter him from his decision to go to Oregon.
“I see why they did to that because Coach Frost did leave,” explained Wilson of Ohio State’s visit. “It was kind of an eye opener, but I didn’t pay any attention to it.”
Wilson thinks the biggest improvement he has made as a high school player was being able to improve and most importantly become a leader on the field.
Today of course, Wilson proceed on signing the FAA and now plans on graduating from high school on March 8, then immediately enrolling at Oregon for Spring Term and being available for spring workouts with the Ducks.
Bob Przybylo, publisher of SoonerIllistrated.com, Scout.com's Oklahoma Sooner site, provided video plus contributed to this story.