No doubt, this season has been nothing short of great for Jenkins County and ZZ Wilson. The program has been ranked for most of the season and among the few undefeated teams still in Class A DII.
The dynamic playmaking of Wilson has been amazing for the program, and just last week he was back at it. Wilson took a handoff off tackle and jettisoned into the 2nd level of the defense. As he knifed through, Wilson made his way toward the left sideline where he was isolated against a lone Montgomery County defender. He shaked and baked the defender out of his cleats. The next defender came in hot from the backside, but Wilson ducked under and bounced off his tackle, then ran the final couple of yards for a score.
The play really summarizes the great season for Jenkins County.
“My senior year has been going great. Feels great to be 8 and 0 but we are only halfway through the season! We trying to get to that Game 15.”
You have to love the confidence that Wilson plays with. Jenkins County is hitting new heights, and the senior remains focused. Wilson still feels like they are being overlooked for now.
“Being ranked Top 10 for the first time in history feels great of course but we are not satisfied yet. We had a lot of potentially d1 players but I feel like no one’s getting the exposure they’re supposed to get,” he said.
Wilson keeps his goals in check though, and has a mature approach on the rest of the season. He is absolutely focused.
“My goals for the rest of the season is to stay healthy and keep handling business on the field. From here on out, every week is going to get tougher, so we just have to continue to work hard at practice and in weightlifting, and also in the classroom.”
Wilson is having an All-State caliber season for Jenkins County. The 5’11” 195 lbs. senior has simply been one of the toughest guys to tackle in space in the whole classification but still has not seen his recruitment take off.
“A couple of coaches shot me a text but other than that no one’s really interested. I’m just going to continue doing what I’m doing to get my team on the map! They’ll wake up soon.”
That is the right mindset for any underrated recruit. Focus on what you can control, and that is playing the best football you can, which will elevate your team. Jenkins County is by far one of the wild cards in Class A DII, and part of their X-factor is ZZ Wilson, along with his twin brother Christian.
We think the final stretch for Jenkins County should be exciting, and Wilson’s recruitment is sure to catch up to the production we see on the field, so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter/X to hear the latest.