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

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

Things have picked up since my last diary entry.  More schools have expressed interest and are recruiting me, and I’ve gotten a few offers.  I think that this must be the time of the season when recruiting really kicks in because coaches are calling me a lot now.

Sandy Creek WR Kyle Wilson (AJC)

Sandy Creek WR Kyle Wilson (AJC)

I have had contact from a lot of college coaches.  So, that’s been a good thing.  It’s also been a little overwhelming because I am trying to keep up with all of them.

The University of Central Florida has been at the top of my list for a while now as one of my favorites.  I keep in contact with Coach Beckton, who is the wide receivers coach.  He is coming up to see me this month to continue recruitment.  So, I am really looking forward to that.  I do feel pretty good about my chance of getting an offer based on the most recent conversations I’ve had with him.  Who knows?  We’ll see how things go.  My parents and I were recently invited down for a game visit.  The best part of the visit was the atmosphere and positive feedback I got from Coach Beckton and the other staff members.  My parents really like the school because of what I can study there and see that it’s a good fit for me.  I hope to travel back down on an official visit really soon.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is also on my list.  I’ve been invited for a visit there, so my parents and I will be visiting there this month as well.  There’s a good chance of getting an offer.  They said that they love my highlight film and are excited about me, so I hope that’s enough to get a solid offer.  My parents like this school, too, because it’s a Conference USA, which is competitive and there are several academic choices for me to study.

I have a few other big colleges on my list from the Big East, Conference USA, Big 10, and Pac 12 that have expressed a lot of interest and have put offers on the table now, but a few smaller I-AA schools have offered me also.  They actually have been recruiting me for months now and have built really good relationships with me.  I appreciate them, too, because they took a genuine interest in me early on when others didn’t.

Recruitment for me has been a roller coaster ride, but I have learned that is how it goes.  I’ve just been holding on tight and trying to enjoy all of the ups, downs, curves, and twists.  So, when it’s time to make a final decision as to where I will commit, no one is out of the game yet, no matter how big or small.  It still will come down to how comfortable I feel about spending my next four years there and my chances at playing beyond that level.  I am pretty sure that I will take my official visits so my parents and me can get a chance to really talk to the coaches and see the campuses so we can have all of the information to make a final decision.  Right now, my focus is on my schoolwork and the playoffs.  I want to do my very best to help lead my team to win the state title.  I know that I’ve written this before but I will still trust that God will be my guide to put me where He knows will be the best place for me.  Go Creek!

  • 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

14 comments Add your comment

bad brad

November 17th, 2012
6:52 am

Good luck Kyle. You’ve shown great improvement since the start of the season. Good speed, good hands. Should have bright college experience ahead.

Paul in St Auggy

November 17th, 2012
7:03 am

How refreshing to see a young man with such a mature and balanced outlook regarding the recruiting process in a day whereby many athletes can be immature, self serving, and downright arrogant. This young man is obviously a talent on the field but will also excel in LIFE. Kudos to you Kyle, may you find the best fit for a school and God bless your parents for doing such a fine job raising you to be the man you already are.

Destin Dawg

November 17th, 2012
7:35 am

Good Luck Kyle… go to Indiana for a great education.. Most important… and join a team on the upswing in the Big Ten…. go Kyle !!

Independent voter

November 17th, 2012
8:46 am

Kyle seems like a nice young man with his head on straight.. and yes do go to Indiana if you get the opportunity, great education will lead to a solid career after sports !!!!


November 17th, 2012
10:15 am

Time to Mooove to the next article. This is udderly amazing.


November 17th, 2012
10:38 am

You guys really got this one by the horns. It behoofs a proofreader to be more observant as opposed to being just contented.

Old Man from South ATL

November 17th, 2012
6:18 pm

Great kid! GO CREEK!

First down Creek!!!!!

November 17th, 2012
7:57 pm

GO CREEK!!!!!!


November 18th, 2012
12:32 pm

Great family,great youngman! Follow the plan good things comming to you…Good luck in the playoffs!

Just sayin

November 18th, 2012
6:41 pm

Isn’t this the great kid that has been to 3 or is it 4 different high schools? GHSA has rules but will not enforce them. So why is the the Milton coach BB fired?

Defense wins Titles

November 18th, 2012
7:17 pm

Demarre Kitt, I highly recommend you recommit soon to the “G”. Players are begging to join Our Championship Football Program. Georgia Dawgs have one high octane offense my man. Get on board.


November 19th, 2012
12:10 am

@Just sayin Give it a rest already. So what if the kid’s been to 3 or 4 schools? If the moves were legit, then so? I’d put my kid in the best possible program for him or her, especially if they want to get to college with their talent in sports. So, give it a rest. You don’t even know what he and his family have had to deal with to cause the moves. Now I’M just sayin.

@Defense wins titles This article is about Kyle Wilson, not Demarre Kitt…although you may be right about him needing to recommit to UGA. More importantly, UGA should be hollering at Kyle right now. Demarre is 2014,


November 19th, 2012
11:11 am

Congrat’s son, on your most recent offer from UAB this weekend! Keep the faith and everything will be just fine! Gooo Creeek!


November 19th, 2012
3:28 pm

Keep up the great work and the best of luck to you and your ball team. Hateraid is like gasoline, you can use it for fuel or you can choke on it. Pedal to the metal Kyle!