Recruiting Diary: Sandy Creek WR Kyle Wilson (Vol. II)

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.

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 offerSome 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.

WR Kyle Wilson transferred to Sandy Creek High School from Alpharetta for his senior season. He is waiting on his first D1 offer

WR Kyle Wilson transferred to Sandy Creek High School from Alpharetta for his senior season. He is waiting on his first D1 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!

  • Featured prospect: Kyle Wilson
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Size: 6-3, 180
  • High School: Transferred to Sandy Creek from Alpharetta
  • College offers: None
  • Colleges interested: Indiana, UTC, Western Kentucky, Kentucky, Central Florida and South Florida.
  • Fast fact: Will get looks this season playing on same team at Sandy Creek as two UGA commits, DB Shaq Wiggins and WR Demarre Kitt

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.

18 comments Add your comment

1eyedJack

August 24th, 2012
11:15 am

Man, I’d be interested in reading about a kid who is actually being recruited.

Holy Guacamole

August 24th, 2012
11:20 am

I suspect that a lot of kids who have transferred are falling under the radar. But, if he has talent, he will get the offers.

But, oneeye, I get and agree with your point.

UGA football fans

August 24th, 2012
12:06 pm

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Hooch #1

August 24th, 2012
12:14 pm

It’s refreshing to see a player that is hungry and ready to show his stuff this season…who wants to read about the player with 20 offers…pick one already! A lot of people get caught up with the # of stars a kid is ranked but as we all know that isn’t always the best player…Go Hooch1

GotSpunk

August 24th, 2012
12:39 pm

I’m glad that they are writing about some players who are “under the radar.” It helps them get some looks too. Kudos to the AJC for trying to help ‘em out. These kids need opportunities just like the others. He seems to have the right mindset.

I agree Hooch #1. Enough already with reading about players with a zillion offers. I’m happy for them, but there’s plenty of other great athletes who are trying to get there 2. Good luck, Kyle!

Bystander

August 24th, 2012
1:10 pm

Aside from his athletic talents, Kyle displays excellent writing abilities. I suspect he will go far in life.

bucket

August 24th, 2012
2:15 pm

The fast fact at the end of the article tells the whole story. There will be plenty of scouts at Sandy Creek games this year and Wilson will have a great opportunity to prove he deserves an offer. I hope everything works out for him.

ole dawg

August 24th, 2012
2:45 pm

@ieyed… pretty classless comment you led off with about this kid. Disrespectful. He seems to be a very bright and articulate young man. He is being recruited, just hasn’t received official offers yet. (If I misinterpreted your comment… Mr. wilson may have also.)

ole dawg

August 24th, 2012
2:46 pm

That should have been @1eyed.

Big Crimson 75

August 24th, 2012
2:49 pm

Big decision coming in about 2 hours.
DeMarcus Walker – 4* DE from Jax-ville — deciding between Bama & Fla.
Roll Tide.

what a surprise

August 24th, 2012
3:01 pm

Another transfer kid??? Jeez

ATL Nole

August 24th, 2012
3:39 pm

Great article.

1eyedJack

August 24th, 2012
5:06 pm

ole dawg, it was more of a comment on Car vell. Nothing to do with the kid.

ALW

August 24th, 2012
11:05 pm

This kid will have a great year, he is not only a fantastic talent on the field, but also comes from a great family, a win-win situation.

bad brad

August 24th, 2012
11:55 pm

In the scrimmage last week against Starrs Mill, Sandy Creek targeted Wilson several times and while he has good hands and caught the ball, after the catch he immediately looked to go to the ground. Needs to work on getting yards after the catch rather than taking a dive if he wants a scholarship offer IMHO.

SCAlum

August 25th, 2012
12:24 am

idk, bad brad. I was at that scrimmage too and Wilson actually gained some good yards after the catch he made that was designed for that. I remember they did situational stuff during the 3rd qtr and from what I could tell, he caught everything and did what looked like was right. idk. He looked really good, solid. Can be a great asset to the team since Jacquay Wms is gone. Will be nice to see him get some shine this season. He and Kitt are gonna be a double threat. I agree with you though. He like all wideouts could always work on getting yards after catches to make them standout.

cgee

August 27th, 2012
6:48 am

He needs to call Nkemdiche. That dude can find everyone a team to play for.

Patriotdad

August 28th, 2012
4:07 pm

@badbrad I was there too and from what I saw he did just fine. It was a scrimmage and the coaches got just what they wanted from him. Kyle will get his yards becasue there will be lots of double teams on Kitt.

That receiver you guys have, what’s his name..pueritoy? He looks pretty good too.