“I just went out, I loved everything about it,” Wilson said of his decision to choose FSU. “The environment was just great. I’m just ready to go out there and be with them.”
As far as goals, Wilson intends to have an immediate impact.
“I just want to go out there and be freshman all-American,” the 6 feet 4, 329-pound player said. “Whatever Coach [Jimbo Fisher] wants me to do, I’m gonna do.”
Wilson made his choice after making several schools sweat, including Louisiana State University, which according to ESPN2, was hoping Wilson would choose them up until he unzipped his jacket.
Also in the running were Oklahoma, Ohio State and South Florida, all of which likely got their hopes up a bit when Wilson tweeted, “Starting to have second thoughts” late Tuesday night.
The Buckeyes might have been particularly encouraged by Wilson’s mysterious missive, as Coach Urban Meyer reportedly made a late push for the top-ranked defensive tackle recruit in the country. Their hopes may have been initially raised after Wilson tweeted a picture of himself in a Buckeyes uniform late last month.
Praise the Lord!!!!— Tim Brewster (@TimBrewster) February 1, 2017
According to the Orlando Sentinel, FSU’s recruiting class, which includes the nation’s eighth-ranked linebacker Leonard Warner, currently stands in sixth place over all behind Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, USC and Michigan.