Christian Wilson out of Jenkins County shined as a sophomore, but in his junior year, his talents look to be blinding. The versatile playmaker who lines up all over the field has helped his team to a 3-1 start to the year.
A good example of Wilson’s dynamic play was last Friday against Cross Creek where his team blew them out 34-6. The 6′ 170-pound athlete got the handoff at the 20-yard line and urgently got upfield. His hips were on a swivel, changing direction and throwing defenders off balance until a trio of Cross Creek defenders finally had him corraled at the 5-yard line. Or so they thought. Wilson stopped on a dime, a defender went flying out of bounds and then he lowered his head stampeding over two more defenders and into the endzone.
The play just narrowly missed making the #1 play in the state of Georgia, but still finished strong at #2 well ahead of 3rd place. On top of the top play, Wilson has excelled during his junior season going for 220 yards on 17 carries and 2 touchdowns.
“My junior year has been great so far; I have more confidence now than I’ve ever had. I’d say in this last year my explosiveness and awareness have been my biggest improvement,” Wilson said.
The junior is tightly focused on becoming a better leader on the team and believes that winning will take care of itself. His team is off to a great start already matching last year’s win total of 3 and has a big matchup this Friday against undefeated Screven County.
This will be a huge test for Jenkins County, but with the pressures of success the talent usually always rises to the top. Junior athlete Christian Wilson looks to be a candidate to help catapult his team to the top.
On the field, Wilson is an interesting athlete for sure with a D1 frame and the fluidity you look for as well. He models himself after several All-Pro caliber athletes currently in the league.
“On offense, I model my game after Deebo Samuel, and on the defensive side, I would have to say Derwin James,” he said.
Wilson says that he prefers to play both QB and RB the most. He is an athlete in the truest sense with excellent weight-lifting numbers (squats over 500 lbs.) for his age and position. His versatility should be attractive to college programs. What’s even more compelling is the fact that Wilson also sports a 3.9 GPA on top of his excellent field play.
His recruitment will certainly be worth monitoring in the coming months, so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest on the junior and athletes across the Peach State.