While awaiting his first scholarship offer, Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Bryant linebacker Lawrence Wilson has two Conference USA schools at the top of his list.
The 6-foot-1, 206-pound sleeper says that Memphis and UAB lead the way in the race for his services.
"I like them both," he said.
Wilson likes the Tigers because of the defensive style of play used by defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn.
"They do a lot of blitzing on the outside, which is something that I am good at," Wilson, who had seven sacks this season, said. "There is a good chance I might go there."
Tigers wide receivers coach Clay Helton is recruiting Wilson for Memphis. He is expected to visit with Wilson at his school this coming week.
"He is going to come by and we are going to talk about setting up an official visit and a scholarship offer then," Wilson said.
UAB's defense also is appealing to Wilson.
"They blitz a lot, too," he said. "I like the way that they use their linebackers."
Blazers wide receivers coach Rodney Bivens is recruiting Wilson for UAB and is expected to stop by and see Wilson this week, too.
Troy defensive line coach Mike Pelton is recruiting Wilson for the Trojans.
"I like their defense," Wilson said.
In addition to having seven sacks, Wilson had 135 tackles and four interceptions this season at Bryant High.