New Texas A&M defensive backs coach Terry Joseph had some work to do after the Aggies' top safety commitment, Dylan Sumner-Gardner, followed previous DB coach Marcel Yates to Boise State. The Louisiana native immediately targeted rising bayou state defensive back Donovan Wilson and brought him to campus for an official visit last weekend. After a brief verbal pledge to Utah on Monday, Wilson welcomed Kevin Sumlin on Wednesday for an in-home visit. It did the trick as the 6-foot-1, 185-pound safety from Woodlawn HS in Shreveport tweeted out on Saturday that he committed to the Aggies.
"Thank God this process is over #gigem," posted Wilson. "Can't wait to wear #7 for the Aggies."
Wilson emerged as a fast-rising recruit at the end of his senior season with offers from Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss, and others in the fall. His 13 interceptions led the state along with his 70 tackles and five forced fumbles. In addition, Wilson also showed off his ball skills at receiver, catching 54 passes for 860 yards and nine TD's.
In December, Wilson committed to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, but interest increased dramatically after the dead period with new offers from TCU, Utah, and Texas A&M while Nick Saban and Alabama made a late push for the playmaking athlete. But as of Saturday night, Wilson's plan is to be an Aggie.
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