Two Early Offers for Wilson

Lucas Wilson is a prospect whose stock is rising. Recently, he picked up his first two scholarship offers. He talks about recruiting and more.

Until recently, Lucas Wilson (6‘5/220) of Mount Tabor High School in Winston Salem, N.C. was flying under the recruiting radar. However, over the past few weeks that has changed. During that time, two schools have extended scholarship offers to Wilson.

"I have offers from North Carolina State and South Florida," said Wilson. "It is definitely a big relief and it is very satisfying. It just shows that hard work pays off."

Several other schools are showing a significant amount of interest in the Spartans' standout.

"Other than the schools that have offered, I am hearing from Wake Forest, East Carolina, Clemson, North Carolina, and Duke," he said. "Lately, I have also been getting a lot of mail from Ivy League schools."

Despite interest from mostly in-state schools, it is an out-of-state school that is starting to pursue him the hardest.

"In the past week, I have had the most contact with South Florida," Wilson said. "I have had a lot of contact with Coach (Peter) Vaas."

Although football will pay for his education, it will not be the deciding factor when Wilson chooses a school.

"Academics will be very important," he said. "My parents always enforced that athletics can only take you so far. I also know that there are plenty of guys out there who are better than me and I will need an education if I want to be successful later in life."

After playing wide receiver during his first two high school seasons, Wilson moved to tight end last year. Although he made fairly smooth transition, the Mount Tabor junior knows that that he must continue to improve.

"I am good at running routes and catching the football," said Wilson "I didn't play football until my freshman year. During my first two seasons, I was mostly split out wide, so last year was the first time I did a lot of blocking. As the season progressed, I got a lot better. However, I have to continue to improve."

Wilson visited the Duke for their junior day last weekend and will be busy this spring. He will head to Clemson this weekend for their junior day and attend spring practices at N.C. State, East Carolina, Wake Forest, and South Florida. Last season, he had 22 catches for over 400 yards and two touchdowns. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds.

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