Wilson and Herrera hung out quite a bit on Monday as players arrived for the fifth-annual Offense-Defense All-America Bowl, and Herrera has been working on Wilson to get him to join him in Athens. Wilson will take his official visit there the weekend of Jan. 7.
“I like their recruiting class and I like their defense,” Wilson said. “I talk to Coach (Warren) Belin and I’m real cool with Amarlo. We talk a lot about Georgia.”
From Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson High, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Wilson is also still considering Texas Tech, Rutgers and Purdue, with the Red Raiders running second. He’ll take his official visit there on Jan. 14.
“I like Coach (Tommy) Tuberville,” Wilson stated. “He’s a defensive-minded coach and I think I’ll fit in real well.”
Wilson’s third official visit will come to Rutgers the weekend of Jan. 21.
“My best friend from last year Fred Overstreet went up there and plays linebacker, too,” Wilson said. “He says they have a good coach that will get you right.”
No program has been recruiting Wilson longer than Purdue. He’ll take his last official there on Jan. 28, with a decision coming shortly after that.
“I like Coach (Danny) Hope and Coach (Shawn) Clark,” Wilson said. “They’ve been recruiting me for two years and we’re real close. We have a good connection.”
Wilson also holds offers from the likes of Arkansas, Illinois, Louisville, Michigan State, South Florida, Miami and Cincinnati. He plans to talk things over with his family and coaches when he returns from Purdue.
“I just have to feel comfortable,” Wilson said.