Academics a big focus for Wilson

Shaun Wilson is enjoying a lot more attention from colleges now than he was a few months ago and the process continues to pick up in a big way.

The Charlotte-based prospect told DeaconSports this week that he's hearing coaches talk about anything from H-Back to slot in his future. He rushed for 1,750 yards and 20 scores on the ground as a junior, but he also got it done on special teams, returning three punts and one kickoff for scores.

It appears the process is destined to extent itself several more months, as Wilson is planning to take official visits. Summer trips are before that however. Wilson will visit Clemson and his traveling seven-on-seven team will visit Ohio State, Michigan and Toledo.

He recently returned from Ohio State and Michigan. One trip went well. The other? Not so much.

"I found Ohio State to be very good. I really liked that. We got to walk around the facilities and get a tour of the school. Michigan, I wasn't so into Michigan. I didn't really like it to be honest. I didn't really feel that would be a place for me."

Wilson said he has never been to Wake Forest but that will change sometime this summer. Most of his contact with coaches has been fairly impersonal so he's looking forward to an opportunity to walk around campus with one of Jim Grobe's assistants and sit down in the football offices.

"We connect through Facebook and I talked to them once on the phone but I don't know much. I've talked to them about wanting to do sports medicine and they said that academic program is really good. But as far as the campus, the school, and the football facilities I don't know much about Wake Forest. I know I'll be there soon."

Wake Forest has offered Wilson just as Louisville, Marshall and Toledo have.

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