December 2, 2010
Wilson considers CSU visit
Bradenton (Fla.) defensive tackle Drakkar Wilson has been waiting until after his school's playoff run to get real serious about his recruiting, but has managed to pick up three scholarship offers and give some thought to potential visits.
The 5-foot-11, 285-pound Manatee High School defensive tackle said he has picked up scholarship offers from Colorado State, Youngstown State and Georgia Southern, but more may be on the way. Wilson pointed out his coaching staff has told his 10-0 Manatee High School squad to worry about recruiting after the playoffs and he has done just that. He said he has been more concerned with working on his individual skills, which have resulted in a strong season.
"It is going pretty good," Wilson said of his season. "I will probably end my season with more than 10 sacks. My coaches are telling me no defensive tackle in the area has 10 sacks. I have been battling two opponents most of the time, so to get to the quarterback 10 times is pretty good.
"I am very explosive," he said when asked to describe his game. "I am an explosive player. When I am shooting out of my stance, I am going to go hit somebody. I am pretty quick and I like to get after the ball. I like to lean on people and push them around to get to the ballcarrier."
Wilson claims a 405-pound bench press to go along with a 5.0 time in the 40-yard dash. He said distance from home wasn't a concern of his when looking for a college and backed that up by offering a list of likely visits that are far from his Florida home.
"I was just thinking I have a few options out there." Wilson said when asked about his planned visits. "I think I might come up and visit Ohio University. I might try to visit Miami and maybe even Colorado State. I have been thinking about visiting Colorado State too."
Colorado State tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Todd Stroud has been recruiting Wilson for the Rams. Wilson said he has family in Colorado that they see each winter. He said he has also heard what the Fort Collins/Denver area has to offer from college reps at career fairs and likes what he hears. Mostly, he said, he has enjoyed getting to know more about Stroud.
"We talk a little bit and the big thing we talk about is football - how many people he has gotten into the draft and how many great players he has coached," Wilson said. "That caught my attention because I am all about football. He was like, the next time we talk, we'll get deeper than that and we'll talk about everything.
"I'm going to wait until after I have my visits taken care of, but I am interested in Colorado State."
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