All-Met defensive end De’Jon Wilson became the second H.D. Woodson defender to make his college commitment in the past 24 hours, accepting a scholarship offer to play for Kansas – even though he has yet to take a visit to Lawrence or any other college campus.
“The reason why I picked Kansas is I feel they’re a perfect fit for me,” Wilson said Monday night. “I’ve been building a relationship with Coach Turner Gill and [assistant] coach Reggie Mitchell. I just like the coaching staff. I like their ideas. I really fit into the plan out there.”
Wilson, who is 6 feet 4 and 242 pounds, was recruited as an outside linebacker. He plans to take an official visit to Kansas during the season.
“I know that it’s far, but I haven’t been out there yet,” Wilson said. “I just wanted to go ahead and get it done early. I haven’t visited anywhere. This is my plan, to get it done before the season starts.”
Wilson was a wrecking ball on the field last season, recording a school-record 21 sacks and 33 tackles for loss last season as the Warriors won their third consecutive D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association title.
He also was considering scholarship offers from Pittsburgh, Illinois and Michigan State.
On Sunday night, Woodson defensive back Kenny Crawley committed to play for Tennessee.