Wilson has offer and 'mean streak'

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It's hard to believe that a 14-year-old kid could tip the scales at 275 pounds and measure at 6-foot-4, but that is just the case for Nick Wilson.

Wilson, an Alpharetta, Ga., native has recently snagged the attention of college football coaches around the country, including Jay Graham, who offered the rising sophomore his first scholarship.

"I definitely didn't expect to be offered by any school, let alone Tennessee," Wilson told InsideTennessee. "It is kind of overwhelming. Tennessee is just such a big school. I love them and the program. I have been trying to do some research on them."

Wilson, who plays his high school ball at Milton (Ga.) High School alongside Tennessee target and Auburn commit Carl Lawson, stood out in a crowd when Graham stopped by during a spring workout.

Tennessee running backs coach Jay Graham is leading what will be a length recruiting charge on Nick Wilson.
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"A month or so ago, coach (Jay) Graham came down when we were lifting after spring practice to talk to some of our players," he said. "I think when he came in he took a liking to me.

"Then on Thursday, Carl (Lawson) called coach Sunseri and I got my official offer from Tennessee. Coach Graham got on the phone and offered me."

The prospect offensive lineman also has an offer from North Carolina and says his game and his attitude have developed immensely in the last year.

"This year I have gotten a lot stronger," Wilson said. "I feel that has been a big part of my success. My technique has improved as well. All my coaches and the other linemen have really helped me with that. I still feel like a can improve and I will over the next few years before.

"I kind of have that switch where I can turn on my anger. I kind of have a mean streak and before this year I didn't really have that."

Wilson, who will celebrate his 15 birthday in August, is just excited to be getting recognition on an offensive line with several Division I prospects, including Cory Helms (center) and Eason Fromayan (tackle).

"It feels amazing to know that I am a Division I prospect," Wilso said. "Being a sophomore sometimes people forget about you, but I am working hard in the weight room and trying to fit in with everyone."

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