Recruiting on the South Plains | Argyle S Connor Wilson Commits to Texas Tech

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Agryle safety Connor Wilson has flipped his commitment from Kansas St. to Texas Tech and is the 19th commitment in the 2014 recruiting class for Texas Tech.

PLAYER: Connor Wilson

POSITION: Safety
HEIGHT: 6’2"
WEIGHT: 205
FORTY: 4.59
HIGH SCHOOL: Argyle (Argyle, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.4 | Scout | ESPN 77 | 24/7 Sports 81
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8308
VTM PROFILE DATE: September 18, 2013

OFFERS | Houston, Iowa St., Kansas St., Minnesota, North Carolina, North Texas, SMU and Texas Tech

STATS | As a junior at Argyle (I think he was at Coppell prior to this) Wilson has 126 (or 128 depending on the service) tackles, 8 interceptions, 5 pass break-ups and 4 fumble recoveries. That's pretty darned good. Also of note is this bit from his Hudl video page (the videos are private for some reason) are some of Wilson's accomplisments as a footballer and track athlete, which gives you an indication as to his speed, which I am always suspicious of until I can see it:

1st Team - All State
All Area - Defensive MVP
All District - Defensive MVP
4x100 (anchor) - school record (Coppell - soph.)
4x200 - school record (Coppell - soph.)
4x100 (anchor) - school record (Argyle - Junior)

THE PLAYER SPEAKS | We'll start with WreckEm 24/7, who talked with Wilson about why he decided to change his commitment from Kansas St. to Texas Tech:

"It was good to see them and confirm on my decision," Wilson said. "Kingsbury and I had a private conversation for a little bit about some things, but we mostly just talked about the Tech-TCU game and our game against Paris. We got to talk, just me, (Texas Tech wide receiver commit) Ian (Sadler), Kingsbury and Morris for about an hour though."

And Wilson talked about how his personality fit Texas Tech:

"The atmosphere at Tech really fits my personality, talking about the team specifically," Wilson said. "I’m best at leading when I can be vocal on the field and the Tech coaches seem to like the energy in practice and I can tell they stress having fun, while at the same time focus on winning. You can’t have fun if you’re not winning."

From the DMN, Wilson talked more about why he ended up choosing Texas Tech:

"There’s not necessarily one factor," Wilson told Rivals.com. "It’s just the energy really pushed me that way. The coaching staff, the energy, how young they are and everything, fits my personality and the way I like to play. I like to lead vocally, and I feel like they encourage that. That’s a big part of why they are who they are. "We talked a lot about what’s going to be the best for me and my future. We talked about how football ends one day and how I need to prepare myself for a life without football. We talked about their defense and their secondary schemes. There’s a lot of disguising and it’s fun to play."

SCOUTING REPORT | I always feel that trying to do some sort of scouting report without having seen any film is in poor form on my part. I should note that as of yesterday afternoon, Scout had Wilson as an un-rated prospect, so I guess they just had not gotten to him as far as prospects are concerned. It's not like he was named First Team All-State after last season. I'm hoping that Wilson has his film taken off of private so we can all check it out. The only thing that I'd add is that I could see Wilson as a guy that would fit at the Bandit linebacker spot, just based off of height and weight. If he's already at 205 as a senior, then maybe he would eventually be able to play that hybrid safety / linebacker position.

Connor, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

The 2014 Class | I think we'd all still like to see some size up front, especially on the defensive line, but things are really starting to round out for the 2014 class.

Player Position Ht/Wt School VTM Profile
Patrick Mahomes QB 6-3/198 Whitehouse (Whitehouse, TX) April 24, 2013
Justin Stockton RB 5-9/175 Steele (Cibolo, TX) January 21, 2013
Demarcus Felton RB 5-7/179 Dekaney (Spring, TX) April 18, 2013
Jakari Dillard WR 6-4/185 Princeton (Princeton, TX) August 13, 2012
Cameron Batson IR 5-9/165 Milwood (Oklahoma City, OK) April 23, 2013
Ian Sadler WR 5-11/192 Argyle (Argyle, TX) April 25, 2013
Byron Daniels WR 6-0/170 Madison (San Antonio, TX) May 8, 2013
Deionte Noel OL 6-3/300 Steele (Cibolo, TX) April 17, 2013
Mildren Montgomery OL 6-4/245 Douglass (Oklahoma City, OK) June 4, 2013
Justin Murphy OL 6-8/275 Belton (Belton, TX) June 10, 2013
Robert Castaneda OL 6-5/315 Round Rock (Round Rock, TX) June 10, 2013
Ivan Thomas DT 6-2/270 Lawton (Lawton, OK) June 21, 2013
L.J. Collier DE 6-3/235 Munday (Munday, TX) February 10, 2013
Dakota Allen LB 6-2/225 Summer Creek (Humble, TX) August 17, 2013
Tevin Madison CB 5-10/160 Fayette County (Fayette, AL) April 26, 2013
Derrick Dixon S 5-9/187 Skyline (Dallas, TX) June 19, 2013
Joseph Clark DB 5-9/180 Chapel Hill (Tyler, TX) July 28, 2013
Jah’Shawn Johnson DB 5-10/172 Ennis (Ennis, TX) August 13, 2013
Connor Wilson S 6-2/205 Argyle (Argyle, TX) September 18, 2013
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