Ga. ATH talks about UK commitment
Greg Wilson
Posted Dec 9, 2006

The Wildcats picked up one of the better athletes in the state of Georgia, when it accepted the verbal commitment from College Park (GA) North Clayton wide receiver/cornerback Greg Wilson in October.

"I took an official visit in October," Greg Wilson said. "I just really liked the environment and the players and stuff. It just seemed like a good fit for me."

The 6-foot-2, 180 pounder has been told he'll play cornerback in college by UK wide receivers coach Joker Phillips, who handles the Georgia area recruitments.

The high school star played both sides of the field at North Clayton HS recording 73 tackles with 12 pass breakups at the defensive back position.

"The internet sites are saying that I'm an athlete, so I might be getting a look at receiver and safety, as well," Wilson said. "It really doesn't matter to me, as long as I am on the field that's all I care about."

Offensively, the College Park (Ga.) native dominated throwing 6 touchdown passes at quarterback and recording 7 touchdown passes receiving.

"I'm an explosive player," Wilson explained. "As a receiver, I'm a good route runner and I can utilize my speed to help make up for bad angles. I run a 4.55 forty-yard dash."

"At strong safety and cornerback," Wilson added, "I am really good at getting after the jump balls and I can come up and make the big hit."

Wilson chose the Wildcats over Louisville, South Carolina, Bowling Green, Western Michigan, Southern Mississippi and Tulane. He chose the Wildcats, among other things, because of their improvement.

"That was a big part of it," Wilson said. "Last year, they were like 3-8 and now this year, they are 7-5. That really helped make the decision easier for me."

A strong student with a 2.9 GPA, Wilson recently re-took his SAT after scoring a 790 on his first attempt. "I'm taking it again," Wilson stated. "I should be okay."

A long-time friend of nearby Riverdale (Ga.) high school star Rashad Tukes, Wilson hopes things will work out for Tukes to join the talented athlete on the commitment list.

"I'm hoping Kentucky works out for him," Wilson said. "He's always been one of my best friends. We grew up together."

Tukes, like Wilson, is highly recruited garnering offers from Memphis, Virginia, South Carolina, Middle Tennessee State and East Carolina, in addition to the Wildcats. He has no immediate plans to visit UK, but could be a late scheduled visitor.

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