Five lead for Miami's Torrian Wilson

As Stanford's 2010 recruiting class continues to grow at a rapid pace, there has been some concern among Cardinal fans about the lack of offensive linemen that have made verbal commitments to Stanford. While many athletes could switch to an OL position, the only 2010 commit who seems like a sure bet to be an offensive lineman is Cole Underwood. But fortunately for Cardinal fans…

…there are still a number of highly touted uncommitted offensive line prospects that are interested in Stanford. One of those players is Miami Northwestern HS (Miami, FL) offensive lineman Torrian Wilson.

Now up to 16 offers from schools across the country, the 6-foot-4, 300-pound Wilson took some time to talk about his recruitment with

"Everything's been going pretty good with my recruiting, but I'm not really focused on that right now," Wilson said. "I'm just working out and getting prepared in the offseason, trying to get better, but sometime next month I'll be back focused on recruiting."

When he does shift his attention back to the recruiting process, Wilson will be focused on five schools: Michigan, Miami, FIU, Alabama, and Stanford.

We asked the three star offensive guard to explain what stands out to him about each of those universities.

Miami – "It's close to home and that will play a factor for me."
Michigan – "The coaches are just hard-nosed."
FIU – "They have a great facility, and they are rebuilding and have an up-and-coming team."
Alabama – "That's pretty much an offensive-line school."
Stanford – "They just really stand out with their academics and the life after college with that degree that you have from Stanford."

Wilson has visited each of those schools but Stanford and Alabama. He hopes to take an unofficial visit to Stanford before he makes a commitment "later in the summer," but those plans are still up in the air.

"My mom and I are still trying to figure out whether to come out to Stanford, but we haven't decided yet," Wilson said.

But even if Wilson is unable to visit Stanford before he makes a decision, he says he would be willing to make a college choice sight unseen.

"I want to see the campus, but if I feel that it's the school that I want to go to, then I will commit," Wilson said.

And when it comes time to end his recruitment, Wilson will pick the school with the best combination of atmosphere, academics and coaching.

"The No. 1 thing I'll be looking for is the academics of the school," Wilson said. "Also, the school's atmosphere, its location, the athletics and my relationship with the coaches are important to me."

Wilson reports speaking with either his recruiting coach Willie Taggart or position coach Tim Drevno "at least once a week or every two weeks."

"I love Coach Taggart and Coach Drevno," Wilson said. "They're just different coaches. They come up to me and we talk about real things. They talk about the academic part of Stanford, not only the athletic part. That really stands out to me too."

The Stanford coaching staff is recruiting Wilson as a guard, although other programs want him as a right tackle.

Either way, Wilson, who runs a 5.1 forty-yard dash to compliment a 330-pound bench press and 650-pound squat, is confident in his abilities.

"I like to think I have no weakness, because by the time the season comes, I feel that I am going to be unstoppable and that I am going to be a beast," Wilson said.

It's that boldness that appeals to the Stanford coaching staff.

"Stanford just said they like my attitude and the swagger that I bring on the field," Wilson said.

Wilson, who hopes to major in either psychology or communications, reports a 3.4 GPA and has plans to take the ACT in September.

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