Recruiting Dairy: Sandy Creek WR Kyle Wilson (Vol. III)

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.

Sandy Creek WR Kyle Wilson (AJC)

Sandy Creek WR Kyle Wilson (AJC)

I’ve been getting a lot more interest from schools I haven’t even targeted, which is good.  They tell me that they’ve been watching me and to keep doing what I’m doing.  I don’t know how it will turn out, but I am thankful that I am in a good situation this year.  I’m waiting to hear back from a few D1 schools that are reviewing my highlights from this season so far.  I really feel confident that I can play at the next level and be a key factor in a program.  I’m looking forward to being a part of that.

I have gotten interest from some Midwest and West coast schools now, too.  I never really thought that would happen.  I guess it’s because I had been under the radar for so long.  They’ve told me to continue to work hard in the classroom and on the field, and that’s what I plan to do.

My parents and I went back to a couple of the schools that evaluated me in their camps this summer because I wanted to get a feel of their game-day atmosphere.  The coaches were really friendly, and we enjoyed the visits.  At each school, I tried to picture myself playing there.  I have to feel like I could “fit.”  We still have plans to visit a few more this season.  We’ll see how that goes.

I still don’t have any official offers yet, but that just motivates me to keep working hard in school and keep making highlights on Friday nights.  At first I thought that I would have some by now, but I now know that this process doesn’t happen the same way for everybody.  The road that I’ve come so far has been challenging, but I am trusting in God that I’ll get my offers.

I know that I’ve said it before, but what I think I have to do is to keep working hard and being a leader to my teammates.  My coaches and trainers will also keep recommending me to colleges.  Their support is great, and I really appreciate it.  I just concentrate on what I can control, and that’s my performance.   Plus, if I have a positive attitude about things, positive things will happen for me.

So far my senior year has been going pretty good.  I’ve made a lot of new friends, and I like all of my classes.  I’m glad too because I really want to have a great year.  I want to accomplish all of the goals I’ve set, which will lead to scholarship offers, and I want to leave a positive impact on my teammates and coaches.  I hope that I’ve done a good job so far.  I’m not looking backwards at all of the negativity but only forward to the great things ahead for me.

  • 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
  • 2012 stats so far: 9 catches for 233 yards and one touchdown

6 comments Add your comment

Gerald

September 28th, 2012
6:38 am

I hope that this young man makes academics a key part of his college choice. If the major schools don’t come calling, an AAU mid-major like Tulane should be considered. Failing that, there are excellent FCS academic schools like Davidson and the Patriot League schools.

destin dawg

September 28th, 2012
7:01 am

Indiana in the Big Ten would be a good match… great education !!!!

harold

September 28th, 2012
5:47 pm

TENNESSEE BOUND. HE WILL BE AN ALL AMERICAN AT UT!

First down Creek!!!!!

September 29th, 2012
5:39 pm

Is it really a DAIRY???? The kid is an awesome player and would have a lot more catches if Sandy Creek didn’t have six quality receivers in their rotation. He is D1 material!!

bad brad

September 30th, 2012
8:21 am

In earlier posts, I was critical of Wilson because after he caught the ball he was looking to bail. He has improved somewhat and has great separating speed and great hands. Wish he would block a little better on the plays where he is not the target. I think he has improved each week and should draw major college attention soon.

catlady

September 30th, 2012
2:16 pm

Recruiting DAIRY? Are they looking for milk? Or is this a diary? Doesn’t bode well for the young man’s academics.