June 28, 2013

Wilson down to CMU and Boston College

One of the top remaining prospects on the Chippewas recruiting board is Detroit (Mich.) Country Day running back Richard Wilson. Last season Wilson led Country Day to 11-3 record and an appearance in the Division IV state championship.

"Expectations are high for us this season," said Wilson. "Everyone expects us to reach state's again, and we have three Division 1 players on the offense in QB Tyler Wiegers (Rutgers), WR Maurice Ways (Michigan) and myself. And we have a lot of underclassmen talent as well, and some of those guys are going to be big time prospects as well."

Wilson currently holds offers from Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Ball State, Illinois State and Boston College. Northern Illinois and West Virginia are the other two schools he is hearing from the most.

"The major thing I'm looking for is academics," said Wilson on what he is looking for in a school. "I want to go to a place that has the program I want to go into, and a place where I can thrive academically. And then I'm just looking for a campus that feels like home."

While he has a solid list of offers, two schools have jumped to the forefront and Wilson indicated he will make a decision between the two in the next few weeks.

"Central Michigan and Boston College are probably the schools that stand out," added Wilson. "CMU has a great Sports Medicine program, and that's what I want to major in. They also have some great facilities and the coaches have shown a real high interest in me."

"It's going to be a big weight off my shoulders when I make a decision, and then I will be able to just focus on my senior season and football."

Helping the Chippewas cause is main recruiter Mike Cummings. Cummings is one of CMU's longest tenured coaches and has been on the staff since Dan Enos was hired as head coach in 2010.

"He's a great guy," said Wilson. "I really have a high level of respect for him, and he has been a great person to get to know."

At 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, Wilson is a slasher who also boasts the speed to turn the corner. He has posted forty times in the 4.5 range at camps, and has been timed as low as 11.14 in the 100m dash. With the Chippewas talented group of running backs and balanced offense, Wilson is a definite priority target and would continue CMU's trend of adding talented running backs.

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