Decision time for Jamil Wilson

Racine, WI forward Jamil Wilson is getting closer to a decision with the early signing period wrapping up on November 19. The top 50 prospect has been down to Marquette, Oregon, Michigan State and Texas for a few weeks now and a decision could come within the next 24 hours.

The Texas Longhorns already inked the nation's #2 recruiting class in the country on Wednesday and they may not be done. Racine, WI forward Jamil Wilson is inching closer to a decision and an announcement could come at any time. The 6-7, 200-pounder says he is meeting with family and friends tonight and is expecting to make a decision.

"I thought it might be about time (to make a decision)," Wilson said. "I'm going to sit down with my father and a couple of family friends in the next few minutes and get this thing figured out."

Wilson, the #35 prospect in the 2009 class, said four schools remain in the hunt for his signature in Michigan State, Texas, Oregon and Marquette.

"Everyone is still in it. The four schools are Marquette, Michigan State, Texas and Oregon," Wilson said.

The Wisconsin star officially visited Michigan State (October 3), Texas (October 17) and Oregon (November 7). He has yet to take an official to Marquette, but has been there plenty of times. The Horlick High star said many things would be deciding factors.

"Anywhere from academics to playing time to the players and coaches will be factors. Everything counts right now. The coaching in the last 30 seconds of a game counts. Really, everything and not just one thing," Wilson said.

Of the several factors that go into making a decision, the official visit process is always key for the programs out of state. Wilson says he took things away from each visit that benefitted the programs he is considering.

"Some schools stood out in different ways. Academics wise, all the schools showed me things, but Texas outdid everyone in that regard. Their academic instructor is phenomenal. Every school stood in different ways in terms of basketball," Wilson said.

Another important factor that will likely play into the decision making process is what position each program thinks he can play for them. Wilson says that has varied from school to school.

"The schools haven't really told me the same positions. Marquette is talking two/three, Michigan State the three, Texas is looking at me at two and three and Oregon the one through the three." Wilson said.

It's likely that Wilson will make a verbal commitment to the school of his choice, but not sign until his mother's birthday on March 8.


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