Trinity Christin junior Bryce Wilcox has seen a good start to his junior year doing a little bit of everything from playing cornerback on defense to lining up at receiver on offense or even returning kicks on special team. Wilcox has done it all for the top 10 ranked Class A Private program.
There was no better example of Wilcox’s athleticism and impact than last Friday against Claxton. The game was a defensive battle, and late in the 3rd quarter Wilcox received a kickoff after Claxton kicked a field goal. Wilcox knew that both offenses were struggling tonight, and right now was a chance for him to make an impact on special teams, so as he caught ball right at the goal line with a big play in mind.
Wilcox quickly darted up field reading his blocks adeptly. He made a defender miss at around the 30 yard line, then broke it off to the right sideline and outraced the rest of the Claxton coverage team for a near 100-yard return into the endzone.
The play was over in a flash, and just like that Trinity Christian was up 6-3, a score that ended up being the deciding factor between the two programs. A few days later Wilcox made our top 10 plays, and ended up finished 3rd in our weekly vote.
Wilcox is definitely a promising recruit, and has been an impact player so far for the emerging Class A Private program. After playing on JV as a freshman, Wilcox emerged as a good contributor his sophomore year, but junior year he has certainly kicked-up his game. So what did the junior do over the course of the last year to improve, especially during a tumultuous offseason affected by the virus.
“During the offseason COVID-19 really messed up camps and visits for a bunch of kids including myself. I took advantage of that time away and made sure I worked hard without knowing 100% if I would have a season or not,” Wilcox said.
Wilcox definitely has been on our radar since he was entering his freshman year, and the 3.7 GPA student-athlete has continued throughout high school making incremental improvements. The junior believes that he brings something to the table different than most.
“What separates my game from others is making sure I stay focused, whether I drop a ball or miss a tackle, I try to make sure that I’m doing my job for the team and try to lead as much as possible by making big plays.”
It seems like Trinity Christian got the whole state’s attention when they took #1 Athens Academy down to the wire at the start of the year, and Wilcox certainly had a big impact getting an interception, making good open field tackles, and also a long reception that went for about 50 yards. With a very strong start to the year, Wilcox has big expectations for his team.
“I play on a great team that is based off of preparation and brotherhood and my goal for the remainder of the season would be to help lead my team to the state championship.”
The junior models his game after another very versatile player that has played many positions over the course of his football career.
“I model my game after Julian Edelman because of his size and how he moves around on the field,” he said.
In the recruiting world, things are really just starting to heat up, and the coaching staff over at Trinity Christian has played a huge role in that respect.
“I have great coaches and recruiters who help send out my film to schools all around the nation. I have heard feedback from schools like Minnesota, SMU, Furman, Georgia State, Ohio, and Navy.”
That’s a wide range of schools interested in Wilcox, and certainly if more winning plays occur like last Friday against Claxton the 2022 recruit will continue to see an uptick of college interest. A lot can certainly happen in the coming months for Wilcox (or should I say Thrillcox?), so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest film and recruiting news on the Wilcox and the rest of the players around the state of Georgia.