Player Focus: Garrett Wilson - Whiteville

Player: Garrett Wilson
Class: 2016
Height: 5'11
Weight: 198
Position: Middle Linebacker
School: Whiteville
Get to Know the Player
How would you describe yourself as a player on the field? Physically, mentally, etc.
I am a very physical player and a student of the game.
And which player do you model your game after or who would best describe you?
Ray Lewis
How has your recruitment gone overall in your eyes?
I have had a lot of colleges stop in to watch film with my coaches this past season. I have been invited to several camps this season. I have also had 17 different colleges look at my video and profile on my NCSA web site.
What offers do you currently hold from schools?
Which schools are showing you the most interest?
Catawba, Liberty, Shorter, and Gardner-Webb.
Have you planned any visits in the future?
No official visits but I do plan on attending Wingate since my brother will be a red shirt freshman there next season. I also plan on attending several more to watch some games and see if I feel they would be a good fit for me.
Football wise, what are you looking for in a school?
I am looking for a school where I can get a chance to get on the field and make a difference. I want to attend a college that believes in a strong defense.
What have you been working on during the off season?
I study film every day. I am working on my speed and strength. I know that I have to continue to improve on my speed and get stronger.
What are your strengths & weakness on the field?
I can read and react to the run very well. I need to improve on the passing game more.
What do you think you could provide on the field to a collage team looking at you?
Leadership skills on the field and off. I have a motto I WILL NEVER EVER BE OUT WORKED!
Any goals you would like to achieve before you graduate high school?
I would love for Whiteville to win another state championship. I want to be the player that will always be remembered as a leader on the field as well as off the field.
How did this past season go in your own opinion for both yourself and for your team?
As a sophomore I had a very good season. Our team went 11-3 winning the conference and advancing to the third round of the state playoffs before losing to state champs James Kennan. I was selected 1st Team All Conference, All Columbus County, and All Region by Wilmington Star News. I was also runner up conference defensive player of the year.
Averaged 11.5 tackles a game. Had 161 tackles and 58 solo tackles
Garrett Wilson Highlights