USA TODAY High School Sports is launching a series called “60 for ’16” to highlight 60 members of the Class of 2016 who we will be watching in the coming 12 months. The athletes were selected by the USA TODAY HSS staff.
Name: Lyndell Wilson
School: Carver (Montgomery, Al.)
Position: Outside linebacker
What we’ve seen: Wilson is the No. 10 overall player in the country in 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings and the best overall player in the packed state of Alabama. A 6-foot-2, 260-pound outside linebacker, per his 247 profile, Wilson has received 17 offers, including ones from the Crimson Tide, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State and Georgia.
From this story, we see that Wilson plans to wait until the last minute and announce his college destination on National Signing Day.
“All my family grew up Alabama fans,” Wilson told AL.com. “I’m still an Alabama fan but taking everything in. I’m going to take visits and see how everything goes. Just because they’re my favorite school and I grew up liking them, doesn’t mean I’m going to go there. I’ll take everything in and see what I’ll do.”
He also starts on the Carver basketball team, citing the fact that it helps him stay active when it’s not football season.
Why we’re watching: Wilson’s family ties to Alabama but interest in Auburn as well will provide for an intriguing decision down the stretch if he does in fact decide between the two. Either school will get a top national prospect who could likely make an impact right away. It seems like he’ll make the most educated decision possible by waiting until February to announce.
The Crimson Tide currently has the No. 4 recruiting class according to 247 sports and Auburn the 21st. While its seems Wilson will stay in-state and go to one of the two Alabama powerhouses, he certainly has a bevvy of top schools at his fingertips.