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.
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.