Three-star prospect recaps Duke visit

Thomas Wilson

With so little space remaining in the class of 2014, any prospect who is invited to Duke for an unofficial visit has to be considered one of the top players left on the board. That is certainly the case for three star Georgia standout Thomas Wilson who visited Duke last week.

"I really enjoyed my visit to Duke," said Buford (Ga.) standout Thomas Wilson. "I visited on June 27th and I felt like I learned a lot about both the school and where things stand with the football program. I also had a chance to tour the campus, which is great. Everything there was nice."

Wilson is a 5-foot-11, 180 pound athlete who plays running back and defensive back for his high school team. Scout.com rates him as a three star prospect, and the nation's No. 82 running back. Duke, however, believes his role at the next level is that of a cornerback.

"They are recruiting me to play corner, and that's what they offered me for. My main recruiting coach is Coach Jones, and he was also the favorite part of my visit…just being able to talk with him about things."

In addition to getting to know one another further, Jones and Wilson spent time touring the campus and talking of what seems to be a commonality of recruiting pitch in Durham.

"Their main pitch is the value of a Duke degree, and the way things are and have changed at Duke. Getting a degree from there will set you up for the rest of your life, even if football doesn't work out. But, while you're there, you get to play very high level football as well."

In addition to Duke, Wilson has offers from Cincinnati, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina, South Florida, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. And while he's not tipping his hand on recruiting at the moment, he does have a plan.

"Right now I think everyone is kind of even for me, and I don't have any further visits planned at this time. I do believe that I will not be a Signing Day decision…instead I want to make my choice early on."

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