More offers and visitors for Haltom star

Haltom defensive end Reggie Wilson has had as many early offers and national recruiting interest as any prospect in the 2009 class. With his blend of quickness, agility, long arms and physical nature, it's easy to see why. The USC Trojans are the latest program to make the trip to Haltom.

Haltom defensive end Reggie Wilson has already received a truckload of scholarship offers from coast to coast. Programs such as Florida, Oklahoma, LSU, Florida State, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Arkansas and Stanford have already extended offers with Texas to follow suit shortly.

The latest program to throw their hat in the ring is the USC Trojans. The 6-3, 238-pound defensive end says the Trojans interest has caught his attention.

"The most recent school to come by was USC," Wilson said. "The coach was Ken Norton Jr. I wasn't there, but I talked to him on the phone that day. I had been leaning to staying close to home, but USC has me thinking. I'm going to check them out," Wilson said.

With the newfound interest by the Trojans, Wilson has had a shake up at the top of his list.

"My favorites are Texas, Oklahoma, USC and A&M. Also, the Notre Dame coaches were at the school recently. I'm going to take my time. I don't want to rush and make the wrong decision. I'll probably go through the visit process," Wilson said.

After a sophomore season racking up 80 tackles and six sacks and being named the 5-5A Sophomore of the Year, the recruitment picked up steam quickly. Over the course of the season, Wilson was invited to a bevy of college games and made a few. The Texas vs. Oklahoma game grabbed his attention.

"I went to two Texas games. I went when they played Arkansas and Missouri. Missouri got whipped. The only OU game I went to was the Texas/OU game. It was one of those once a lifetime kind of things man. When I grew up playing soccer, there were always fights. I thought that there were going to be some fights between the Texas and Oklahoma fans. Texas people were chanting "OU sucks" and OU people were chanting and doing the horns down. I was nervous," Wilson said.

When Wilson watches the Longhorns, he concentrates on end Brian Orakpo.

"I was watching their defensive end Brian Orakpo. I got motivated watching him play. He's leaving so that is probably the reason they want me," Wilson said.

When it comes to decision time for the 6-3, 238-pound end that is currently playing varsity basketball after playing varsity soccer as a sophomore, Wilson said a father figure will be paramount in his decision.

"I'm looking for a coach that is a father figure. I don't want it to be all about football, but family. That's the main thing I'm looking for," Wilson said.

Wilson was named 3-5A first team all-district at defensive end after another productive season in 2008. As sophomore, the entire Southlake Carroll offensive line impressed Wilson. This year one of the state's top sophomores caught the attention and praise of the Scout.com 2010 National 100 prospect.

"The best player I played against was the Abilene running back (Herschel Sims). He's a sophomore. That kid is hard to break down against. I didn't know he was a sophomore when we played them. I've got to give him his props." Wilson said.


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