This past weekend, Haltom City defensive end Reggie Wilson, the No. 1 overall 2010 prospect in the state of Texas, made a trip to Austin to workout at the Longhorns’ camp…and now he can’t wait to go back.
When Reggie Wilson got back to Haltom City, Tex., he was still buzzing about his trip to Austin.
“He was very excited about his experience at the the camp,” said Hatlom head coach Scot Hafley. “It was the first time, to my knowledge, that many of the commits got together and he had a good time working out with his future teammates and working with the Texas coaches.”
When Sunday’s Texas camp got underway Wilson and the roughly 250 prospects were broken up into positions to do individual work with the Texas assistants. Wilson and the other DEs worked with Texas defensive ends coach Oscar Giles.
Included in the group is Texas’ other commit at defensive end, Greg Daniels. The 6-4, 250-pound Daniels hasn’t received a great deal of attention in recruiting for a number of reasons, including going to a small private school (enrollment: 709) and him hitting a late growth spurt, only recently gaining two inches of height and roughly 50 pounds of muscle.
But even though Daniels isn’t ranked as high as some Texas commits (Daniels is the No. 42 overall player in the Inside Texas 2010 Top 100 while Wilson is No. 1), the Houston St. Pius X defensive end was one of the most impressive players at the camp to Wilson.
“(Wilson) mentioned Greg Daniels by name multiple times and how impressed he was with him,” said Hafley.
After position drills the players then came together for team work and 7-on-7s to finish up the camp. Wilson then headed back for Halton City, but he’s ready to get back to Austin as soon as he can.
That’s why he’s in for a busy summer.
The Haltom Buffalos have already started their summer workouts for football and on top of that Wilson will be starting up summer school. Along with going to summer school, Wilson has one more section of the TAKS test to complete and will take the ACT.
All of this is so he can graduate from Haltom early and get a head start at Texas in the spring of 2010. Of course, Wilson’s not looking too far ahead. He’s still focused on his senior season of high school ball.
“He’s a leader, just a natural leader,” said Hafley. “He’s focused on a state championship and he’s doing a great job of getting into the weight room and holding the young guys accountable.”
Wilson’s also working on his own game so that he can do his part.
“He wants to get stronger and faster and he’d like to add some additional pass rush moves, but honestly as far as high school prospects go you can’t get a more complete player than him,” said Hafley.
Last year for Haltom Wilson racked up 88 tackles and nine sacks, earning first team District 3-5A honors as a junior.