This past weekend in the golden state, one of Hawaii’s top prep football standouts for the class of 2020 set the recruiting trail ablaze by entering the conversation of being one of the most electric recruits in the country.
Already considered a three star prospect by most publications, Saint Louis wide receiver Roman Wilson provided a power surge to the numbers data base at Nike’s The Opening regional camp in Oakland.
Wilson, was named the camp’s top overall performer after posting a blistering 4.37 forty-yard-dash with a 39-inch vertical and 3.96 shuttle drill.
Already with offers from Hawaii, California and others, the likes of Michigan, Tennessee, and Oregon have now boarded the hype-train that is the ‘Kalaepohaku Express’.
“I’ve been preparing for this for such a long time. i’ve put so much work in. the diets, the after after workouts or coming in, all the little things when you start to pay off every now and then,” Wilson told KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello.
“All these camps, I take them seriously you know, going up there i’m not just representing myself i’m representing Hawaii and me doing what I can do shows what other people in hawaii can do I want to prove people that i can run routes, I can catch, I got good footwork and I think I can prove that. i mean i went up there to prove that reason, i also wanted to show people that i have elite speed too,” added Wilson.
As far as the recruiting process goes, unlike his skill-set he is in no rush to make a decision right away but is aiming at focusing on his senior season without the stress and pressure that comes with the recruiting game.
“Right now my goal is to keep doing what I do best and just to get ready for college, get ready for season I would like to get the process over with i like to commit before the season just having my mind cleared off all my recruiting i think that would help a lot to focus on football,” said Wilson.
Wilson, now awaits a possible invite to Nike’s The Opening Finals in Oregon. His Saint Louis teammate Jordan Botelho was extended an invite this past weekend.
Wilson will enter the 2019 season as the state’s leading returning deep-threat receiver having averaged 25-yards per catch as a junior.