Decisions Abound For Wilson

Christian Wilson has lots of choices to make. With 48 scholarship offers and the ability to play on both sides of the ball, Wilson will need to decide whether he will play offense or defense, which schools to visit officially, and ultimately, where he will play his college football.

In recent months, Christian Wilson has been on the road, traveling to schools across the country, familiarizing himself with some of the institutions that have offered the 6-2.5, 235-pound Pennsylvania native. "I've been to about 16-17 schools," Wilson said Sunday evening. "Campus-wise, I'm looking an actual campus, not a city. If it's an actual campus, that's more appealing."

Even with the number of visits he has already made, Wilson will take more visits this summer. "Right now I haven't really made plans for more visits yet. I'm thinking about Nebraska and Rutgers. That's the only two I'm going to try to hit. I might go to the Michigan camp to go see the campus again."

Otherwise, Wilson will continue to workout this summer and continue onward with the time-consuming recruiting process. "Mail, mostly my mom opens it now," Wilson noted. "I'm normally at practice or something, but I probably get 20-30 letters a day. Sometimes it's short, 10 or so, and sometimes I get a lot."

"I don't read them all, but the handwritten ones I read because they put time into writing them," he continued. "If just something about the campus or general letter I might not read it."

Wilson also receives an abundance of text messages each day. "Text wise, it's probably Clemson [that sends the most,] they send a lot. Clemson, Rutgers sends a lot, Kentucky sends a lot. Ohio State used to, Nebraska, and Michigan it's about the same and Virginia Tech sends a lot."

Although the amount of interest Wilson receives can become overwhelming, it will drop back once he narrows down his list. "I don't have a top ten, but I've cut it in half. Some are just way, way out there and some of them just offered because a powerful team in their conference offered. I'm probably at about 20-some."

Wilson will narrow his list down in the coming months as he decides whether he will play offense or defense. "Most schools are recruiting me on a particular side of the ball," he noted, "so that will help me narrow it down."

At this point, Wake Forest is still in the running for his services, although the Demon Deacon coaches will need to continue to build their relationship with Wilson to have a legit shot. "Yeah I like them and I got to talk to the coaches there a little bit when I visited. I like their campus a good bit but I didn't get too familiar with the coaches because I didn't have a lot of time with them there."

Wilson plans to take his time in the recruiting process and make his official visits before making his college decision.

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