July 17, 2012

Decision time approaching for Wilson?

Winston-Salem (NC) Mount Tabor tight end Lucas Wilson hopes to choose a school before summer's end, and believes his visit to Maryland later this month will provide clarity.

The 6-foot-5 and 226-pounder, who is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, has visited Air Force, East Carolina, NC State, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, UCF and Wake Forest.

Of the schools recruiting him Wilson has been in contact most with Tennessee and USF.

"Tennessee, it's not too close," Wilson said. "It's the only SEC school [that's offered me]. South Florida, I like the Tampa area a lot and I have a good relationship with Coach Ross."

"I like [NC] State. I was planning on getting another visit in with them in July, but I haven't set one up."

He does not plan to visit other schools after he makes his commitment.

Wilson's decision-making criteria consist of strong academics, how many tights a school has and how they are used in the offense.

After signing two tight ends in 2012 and picking up two more this class Wake Forest will have six tight ends on its roster going into the 2013 season, which makes the cupboard appear to be full. If Wilson wants to play for the Demon Deacons he may have to change positions.

"It [Wake's depth at tight end] doesn't negatively affect my opinion about them," Wilson said.

"I can play receiver at the high school level, but I don't see me playing receiver at all at the college level. Tight end is pretty much what fits me best. I haven't played it [defensive end or outside linebacker]. Really all I've played since ninth grade was receiver and tight end. My hands are probably one of my best assets. Offense would probably suit me better in my opinion."

Wilson added the Air Force Academy is still a legitimate option for him.

"If I decide I like them [AFA] the best for some reason, then that's a lot more commitment than just college," Wilson said.

He will enjoy a much-needed break this week after being on the go most of the summer with football-related trips to Columbia, Knoxville, Colorado Springs and a vacation to Hawaii. Wilson will then use the rest of the summer to improve his conditioning and develop relationships with his teammates, especially Mount Tabor's quarterback.

He wants to be a leader this fall.

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