Some of Atlanta’s college football prospects will be writing a weekly diary for the AJC until February’s signing day. They will be sharing their thoughts, opinions, adventures and perspectives on the recruiting journey.
Kyle Wilson is a wide receiver who transferred to Sandy Creek High School from Alpharetta this summer for his senior year. The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder is still waiting on his first football scholarship offer.
A lot has changed with colleges. I’ve been communicating with them, and they are telling me the things they want from me this year. They are also waiting to make decisions after my first couple of games. So, it’s pretty much “go” time for me at this point. It has mostly been the same schools, but a few more have expressed interest, which is great. It doesn’t bother me that tons of schools haven’t offered football scholarships yet because I really have strong interest in the ones that are recruiting me right now. I can truly see myself attending any of the schools that I’m talking to at this point. They believe in me and see my potential, and that means a lot to me. I am grateful for that.
I’d have to say honestly all of the schools have serious interest in me, and I will definitely need time with my family to make the best possible decision for my next step forward onto the collegiate level. Yes, it is very frustrating though because I have not gotten the “official” offers yet. I guess I understand because they all have pretty much told me the same thing, which is that I was evaluated with very high ratings, and they just want to see me this season because I have limited film. It’s OK because I have been working very hard to improve where I can and become the best player I can be.
I think that I’ve been fitting in pretty well at Sandy Creek. Whew! Where do I start? Sandy Creek practices are extremely demanding. My skills have shot through the roof, I believe, ever since I have had the opportunity to learn, practice, and play at the Creek. As far as competition, Shaq Wiggins [who has committed to UGA] is the best cornerback I’ve lined up with. Shaq is a stud corner and Coach Glenn Ford of I-DareU trained him as well as me. Shaq is a crazy quick cornerback. I never lined up against someone as quick as he is in and out of his breaks towards the football. You can’t just come up to him and run a lazy route. He will punish you and take the ball right out the air for a “Pick 6.” So when I go against Shaq at practice, it’s all for real. I think that we help each other by doing our best when we line up against each other. Playing wide receiver with Demarre Kitt [who is also committed to UGA] is fun. He has an amazing ability in running routes and catching the football. I think he just might be the best wideout I’ve played with so far. We are similar receivers because we are fast, can catch, and stretch the field in a lot of ways.
All of my teammates are great and have welcomed me. I’m happy about that because I only want to do a great job. At Sandy Creek, we work hard everyday so we can have the state championship banner at our school this year.
My role so far has been the guy to be able to catch the deep balls and the underneath balls, and be able to take it all the way. My coaches and I believe that I will be able to stretch the field with my skills. I love where I am now. I’ve never felt a sense of comfort on a team before now. There isn’t absolutely ANY favorites here and that makes me work hard every day and grind harder to keep my place.
My team goal, which is our whole team’s goal, is to win the state championship. Also, we want to go undefeated this season. A coach told me today that my senior class high school record is 43-2. So I intend on contributing to that great record. My personal goal is to be a great teammate and asset to our success. I have grown and matured as a person. I’m still going to keep God as my “head coach” and I know I won’t go wrong.
Anyway, I love and respect my coaches, team, and Sandy Creek and those who have helped me in the past. I am looking forward to a great year!
Editor’s note: The AJC’s intent with the player diaries is to demonstrate what the thought processes are for seniors at different levels of success as they go through their senior seasons. Please keep the comments civil or we will be forced to close commenting.