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Badgers lead for Florida DE Wilson

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Class of 2015 Brandon Wilson defensive end Brandon Wilson of Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange has a new top five, and Wisconsin is his leader, followed by Georgia, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech and Memphis.
"They're a Big Ten school and I think they're third or fourth in the Big Ten," the 6-foot-3, 238-pound Wilson said. "And they've been consistent the these past years and they're also recruiting me at outside linebacker, which is where I want to play in college."
Wilson plans on visiting Wisconsin for the first time in late July and remains in constant contact with the coaching staff. While Wisconsin's a far ways from home, that hasn't discouraged Wilson from leaning toward attending school there.
"I don't mind," he said. "I might be away from family but I know some people in my family will come see me play. But being away is not a major factor in where I go.
Georgia is another top school on his list, though they've yet to offer. He'll attend that camp July 18 and that will be the only camp he goes to this summer. Tony Ball is recruiting him as a linebacker, and Wilson believes if he does well at camp, he'll get an offer.
"That's exactly what they said," Wilson said.
Cincinnati offered in the spring and Wilson hopes to get a visit in soon.
"I just want to see what they're about," he said.
Georgia Tech, which sits at No. 4 on his list, appeals to him beyond football.
"I like Georgia Tech because of the academics," he said. "And one out of six people that graduate from there are millionaires, so those are really good statistics for me."
Memphis rounds out Wilson's top five and is another school that offered him during spring.
"They said I'll be playing outside linebacker too, and I really like them," he said.
Wilson plays defensive end for West Orange, but likes the idea of playing outside linebacker in college. He admits he doesn't have experience at the position, but believes he can be effective there.
"I want to see what it like at outside linebacker," he said. "I can make the transition, just as long as I work at it just like I did at defensive end. Coaches (who are recruiting me) see how I pursue the ball on film and change angles and after them watching that, they like how I move and want to try me out at outside linebacker."
Wilson will try and visit all schools in his top five before the summer ends, but doesn't plan on visiting any other schools.
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