Oklahoma in the Mix for Wilson

Haltom DE Reggie Wilson

Coming off of a nationally ranked recruiting crew, the Oklahoma program continually keeps the recruiting pipeline moving. With loads of talent in the Lone Star State, the Sooners are in pursuit of one of the best defenders. Haltom defensive end Reggie Wilson is that player. He has an Oklahoma offer and we talked with him briefly to get his thoughts on the Sooners...

Now that the class of 2009 in the bag (for the most part), the focus is and has been on the junior class as many programs have begun hosting junior days and handing out offers to select athletes. And, Haltom defensive end Reggie Wilson has already started seeing major moves in his recruitment.

In fact, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound defender has already rolled in offers from majority of the Big 12 Conference (Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M to name a few), which includes Oklahoma. And though he has yet to make his way to Norman this year to check things out in person, it could be on his off-season agenda.

"This weekend I am going to Texas. I haven't really been able to get out for visits," Wilson said. "I may be going to Oklahoma, but I am not sure yet."

But no worries, According to Wilson, Austin will be his first stop en route to checking out the colleges that have offered him. He does not hold an offer from the Longhorns currently, but he said that it is likely he will receive one when he gets there.

Outside of the Big 12, LSU, Colorado State, and the latest from Notre Dame are a few others that are requesting his services in the future. For the Sooners, several correspondences have been made and Wilson been diligent about keeping contact with them.

"I don't talk with them (Oklahoma coaches) frequently, but I do give them a call sometimes," Wilson said. "I talk to coach (Kevin) Wilson and he and I have a connection. Coach (Bob) Stoops came by the school and saw me as well."

Wilson said that the Sooners are steadily recruiting him, and rightfully so. Wilson is one of the foremost pass rushers in the state and has the speed (4.6 40-yard) that most college coaches are looking for at the end position.

As a junior, Wilson had 87 tackles (12 for loss) and nine sacks. He does plan on making a few rounds, but was not sure on a time frame or to what programs.

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