The Georgia State Panthers earned a big commitment late in the recruiting process from 3x All-State defensive tackle Dontae Wilson from Jefferson High School.
Wilson had been committed to Army for some time now, but was offered by Georgia State in early December almost immediately after the new Georgia State coaching staff got on campus. The Jefferson senior announced he was planning on decommitting from the Black Knights on January 24th and last night he Tweeted:
Wilson had 10 offers and chose the Panthers over schools like Furman, Western Carolina, Colorado State, Navy and of course Army. Despite offering the senior late, the Panthers were able to land the commitment of a really talented in-state recruit.
At 6′, and 290 pounds, Wilson might not have ideal height, but he plays with a ton of heart, and his motor never stops out there on the field. Wilson was one of the more versatile players in his classification this year dominating on both sides of the line of scrimmage. Because of his outstanding play, he was nominated for Class AAAA Player of the Year, where he narrowly lost.
The Jefferson star shows light feet moving in the trenches, and really impressive strength at the point of attack. Wilson is a workout warrior and displays an impressive 4.94 40 time and can max his bench over 400 pounds.
More than anything he is a natural-born football player with a great mind for the game. We expect Wilson to have a really successful career for the Panthers, as we have always thought of him as one of the more underrated recruits in Georgia. Wilson is the 17th commit for the Panthers in the class of 2017.