June 22, 2009
Wilson puts in the work to land two huge offers
It's hardly rare for a high school player to want to play for an in-state program but the time and effort Moore (Okla.) Southmoore Julian Wilson put into earning his Oklahoma offer is something most prospects would have fallen short of. The 6-foot-2, 172-pound three-star athlete spent five days travelling to Norman to be part of Oklahoma's six day long summer camp trying to impress at both wide receiver and defensive back.
Wilson was strong on both sides of the ball but for Oklahoma it was in the secondary where they see the brightest future and on Saturday made that clear by offering the explosively fast prospect that hails from just up I-35.
The funny thing for Wilson is that his long-awaited Sooner offer could have come, well sooner.
"The last Sunday of camp, coach Bobby Jack Wright said come see me some time," Wilson said. "I figured he was talking about that week but he was talking about later that day.
"I guess they were going to offer me that day and then that Monday I had flown to Florida so my phone was off while I was on the plan the whole time. They called me on Monday they didn't really get a hold of me until Thursday.
"Finally on Friday I talked to my coach and he told me I really need to call CAle Gundy or coach Wright.
"I Called coach Gundy and he said we have some good news for you but I think coach Wright should tell you.
"Coach Wright said he was looking around for me on Sunday but said that it's better they do it now. That's when they told me they were offering me as a defensive back or a safety and that the letter is already in the mail."
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