Boyle County prospect looking to break out

Boyle County High (Ky.) is always in the running for a state title. Much of that is due to talent, but it's in large part due to their discipline on defense and their willingness to outwork the competition. Ryan Wilson is an example of that.

Boyle County High (Ky.) is always in the running for a state title. Much of that is due to talent, but it's in large part due to their discipline on defense and their willingness to outwork the competition. Ryan Wilson is an example of that.

When you talk about 2011 seniors at Boyle County, Lamar Dawson is likely the first person to come to mind, as he's arguably the top player in the state. But Ryan Wilson was a big part of their championship defense this past season.

"Last year I had a good season," said Wilson. "It was my first year starting at defensive end. I had around 85 tackles and made the All-Area team," he continued.

As a junior, Wilson played at 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, but his efforts in the weight room have paid off significantly. "I've gained 20 pounds since last year, so I'm at 235 now," he said. "What I would like to improve is my speed. I went to two camps at Kentucky and at Eastern Kentucky and I ran a 4.9," he said.

"I think I would be a better fit as a linebacker in college and I need to get a little faster for that," he said.

A couple of colleges have taken note of Wilson's on field prowess. "I've talked to Morehead State and Murray State," said Wilson. "My coach has talked to a couple of other schools, but they need my film and my school is undergoing some construction, so I can't get a tape made right now," he continued.

For the time being, Wilson is preparing for a big senior year, hoping to repeat as champions. "What I want from my senior year is to get better and live up to what our team is expected to do: which is win state. Individually, I want to show some of the bigger schools that I can play for them," he finished.


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