The one word that describes Western high school linebacker Justin Wilson's style-of-play is EXPLOSIVE. Just ask him, he'll tell you!
"I play like Ray Lewis when I'm out on the field. I'm explosive when I tackle, I go for the big hit as often as I can. I play fast and aggressive. That's my game."
"I feel like there were a few things I needed to work on this summer like reading my keys better, technique tackling and my strength. I did the work and I'm playing much better this season."
Justin, 6-foot and 217 pounds, has started hot this season and teams are taking notice. Wilson has 20 scholarship offers from around the country including South Florida, FIU, Michigan State, TCU, Tulsa, Missouri, West Virginia, Toledo and Purdue to name a few. Four weeks into his senior season Wilson is starting to narrow his list of schools and one way of doing that is by scheduling visits. Justin says the teams he visits will be the teams he's going to concentrate on the most.
"I've got a trip set to West Virginia and Michigan State so far."
He regularly talks to coaches from Missouri, West Virgina, Michigan State, South Florida, TCU and FIU. Wilson talks with Coach Larry Scott of USF and says a visit has been talked about, although nothing has been set.
"We talk about me coming to visit. He always says once I get up there I'll want to be a Bull."
Out of the 6 teams that he says he's talking to regularly the teams that are on him the hardest are West Virginia, Missouri and South Florida. When choosing a school Wilson says playing time is more important than location.
Wilson has been watching a lot of football over the last few weeks to get a feel for what he likes in a defense at the college level.
"I've been watching as much football on TV as I can. That's why I want to take my official vists, I'll be able to see the defenses of the teams recruiting me in person. I'm going to West Virginia game to see them play Marshall and I'm going to the Penn State/Michigan State game."
The visit to Tampa looks like it will be after the season, but Wilson has had a chance to watch USF in action.
"I was blown away by how fast their defense was and how good their freshman quarterback played."
A decision won't come until late January according to Wilson. He'll take all 5 visits before making an announcement. We'll catch-up with Justin Wilson in a few weeks and see how his recruitment has progressed.
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