Lawrence Wilson Commits to UConn

Lawrence Wilson has given his verbal commitment to become a member of the Huskies ‘06 recruiting class. The Alabama linebacker also got in depth about the reason why Connecticut was the best possible fit for him. Will he still be taking his pre-planned visit to Memphis next weekend?

Lawrence Wilson a 6-foot-1, 205 pound linebacker from Bryant High School, in Tuscaloosa Alabama, has issued a verbal commitment to Coach Randy Edsall and the Connecticut Huskies.

"I have committed," Wilson said. "I had a great time on the visit. I got along great with the coaching staff and I felt like I fit in with the players. They are bringing me in as an outside linebacker and I am excited to just be a part of it all."

"My dad was also impressed by what we saw. The facilities were great and he really got along great with the coaching staff. I have a lot of family in Connecticut and they are happy that I am going to be up there where they can watch me play."

Wilson also had a great time with his player host during the time he spent on campus.

"My host was Julius Williams. He was a great host -- he showed me around, and let me know what it is like to be a linebacker on the team. He also informed me all about the strength and conditioning coach that they have. From everything that I saw it seems like they have a great strength and conditioning program."

Wilson was also able to take in Saturday's basketball game where the Huskies defeated Georgetown, 74-67.

"It was a great environment. I had a really good time at the game. It was my first time to ever experience a Connecticut basketball game, so it was a pretty good time."

Wilson was scheduled to take an official visit to Memphis next weekend, but he may have put all of those types of plans behind him now that he has made a commitment to UConn.

"I do not think that I will take that visit. I am not exactly sure what is going to happen and I am supposed to get that all figured out this week. For right now, I do not plan to go on any other visits," Wilson explained.

As a senior, Wilson racked up some impressive defensive statistics.

"I had a strong year. I finished the season with 130 tackles, four interceptions and eight sacks."

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