Over 300 prospects were in attendance for TCU’s last mini-camp of the summer. It was a huge crowd of prospects; especially considering the players present were all skill positions.
Several prospects caught the attention of the Frogs’ coaching staff and among them were Keller (TX) Fossil Ridge safety Montrel Wilson.
Measuring in at 6-foot-3, 198-pounds, Wilson was one of the more impressive prospects in attendance. Not only did he pass the eyeball test, Wilson also had a remarkable shuttle time with a 4.12 which was among the best of all the players.
Wilson started his position drills at safety but was quickly moved to linebacker group by head coach Gary Patterson. The position was new to Wilson, but he took it all in stride.
“I thought I did good considering I played linebacker and I had never played linebacker,” he said. “I don’t mind it; closer in the box is better.”
Following the camp, Wilson was extended an offer from Patterson and Co. Wilson admitted that he knew an offer was forthcoming, he just had to do what was expected of him at the camp. Wilson says it’s nice to hold an offer from the local program.
“It’s real cool because I’m from the north part of Ft. Worth and TCU has always been there,” he said. “I know the defense is good and they’re known for their defense. The stadium is awesome too.”
Wilson maintains he is solid with his Baylor commitment, but says the offer from TCU does give him some more to think about.
“It’s pretty cool, it puts me in a little situation and he gives me another option,” he said of receiving the TCU offer.
Aside from Baylor and TCU, Wilson also holds offers from Illinois, Arkansas, Navy and New Mexico among others. Wilson says environment and his relationship with the Baylor coaching staff led to his decision to commit to Baylor.
“Mainly because of the environment and Coach Norwood; I really like him,” Wilson said of his reason to choose Baylor.