This interview is the second in a series that will focus on players taking an official visit to Pitt this upcoming weekend. Check back throughout the week for exclusive interviews with some of Pitt’s 2017 commits and targets.
Pitt football will host a large and talented group of official visitors this weekend and one of them will be especially hard to miss. Giant Florence (SC) West Florence High School jumbo-athlete / defensive end Chrishawn Wilson (6-foot-7 inches, 252 pounds).
Wilson is a raw player with significant potential, but he’s a virtual neophyte to the game of football. Wilson’s junior year was off to a strong start until he was involved in an automobile accident. He resumed playing football his senior year and registered 33 tackles (6 for a loss) and 12 sacks.
“Pitt first contacted me around toward the end of the season,” said Wilson. “We’ve been in contact ever since. I have a close bond with Coach (Tom) Sims. He calls me and texts me every so often. We talk about my grades, etc. I’m looking forward to my visit this weekend.”
Wilson will visit Pitt this weekend and Rutgers the following weekend. He mentioned that Charlotte is heavily involved as well. Kentucky, Florida, Louisville, East Carolina and UCF have also expressed significant interest.
“I’m 6-foot-7 inches, 252 pounds. I see myself playing defensive end (in college) but it all depends on how big and strong I get. If they decide to move me (to defensive tackle) that’s cool. I’ll do what I have to do to help the team.”
“My strength on the field is my pass rushing ability. I’m really long and my length helps me a lot on the field.”
Wilson is capable of running an impressive 4.6 forty-yard dash and has a wingspan comparable to a Pterodactyl. He’s never been to Pittsburgh and anxious to learn more about the Pitt football program.
“When I go visit, I want to see how the coaches interact with the players and how I feel with the school’s environment. I want to feel comfortable.”
Harry G. Psaros can be found on Twitter at @PittGuru