Wilson talks Vandy visit

Brandon Wilson from Stanhope Elmore in Millbrook, Ala., had an eventful official visit in Nashville over the weekend. Although the 5-foot-11, 192-pound defensive back has not yet received an official offer from the Commodore staff, the official visit served to bring both parties closer together.

"I got to see them win," said Brandon Wilson. "It was pretty good watching them beat the Vols. I loved the game and the atmosphere. It reminded me a lot of the Auburn-Alabama rivalry with how seriously they take it.

"I ate with the other recruits who were there and got to know those guys better. My player-host was Walker May from Birmingham. Darrius Sims, a committed player, is someone I talked with a lot on the visit. He's a real good guy. He told me that he'd like me to come [to Vanderbilt].

"I got to speak with the head coach for a little while. Coach Barlow talked with my father and I about a scholarship. I think they're very close to offering. He wants to meet with me after their season in person and evaluate me a little more. He likes me at strong safety. I weigh more than the other cornerbacks and I'm a big hitter. That's my number one thing. I love contact."

While Wilson may be a coveted target for Vanderbilt and he's equally high on the program, he still has to make plans in case they decide to look elsewhere for help in the secondary.

"I really like Vanderbilt," Wilson said. "The education is what stands out to me. I want to go into the medical field. My father's in the medical field and really loves Vanderbilt too. I'm going to try to go and see and evaluate other programs though. I'm going to be taking official visits to Minnesota and North Carolina State soon. I'll be going to Memphis on an official in December."

Wilson's high school football career came to an end in the first round of the Alabama 6A playoffs with a narrow 16-13 loss to Carver-Montgomery. Although he'll play safety in college, Wilson took over quarterback duties in his senior year with the Mustangs.

"I already miss football," Wilson said. "We had a pretty good [playoff] game but made some key mistakes down the stretch. I'm okay though. I've been working out and will keep at it in the weight room until track season begins."

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