Akron (Ohio) St. Vincent-St. Mary defensive end Lawrence Wilson has been saying that Ohio State and Florida are his top two choices. Did a huge contingent of coaches from Notre Dame making a home visit on Sunday change Wilson's thinking?
"Notre Dame pretty much brought their whole staff here," Sarah Wilson, Lawrence's mother said. "Coach Weis wasn't here of course, but most of the rest of the staff was. There were seven Notre Dame coaches here. Lawrence has been thinking about Notre Dame all along.
"A couple of coaches from Ohio State will be at his basketball game (today). Coach Bollman and coach Tucker I believe.
"And Lloyd Carr is coming to the game too. And a couple coaches from Florida. We've never met coach Carr.
"I believe coach Meyer will come to one of his games next week. Coach Tressel and coach Weis have already been here.
"Ohio State and Florida are still his top two. He'll probably wait till close to signing day to announce his decision."
Asked if she would like to see her son stay close to home to play his college football, Sarah Wilson said, "We're a very close family so I'd like him to stay close to home. But I want him to go where he wants to go."
The 6-foot-6 and 225 pound Wilson is the No. 13 weakside defensive end prospect in the Rivals.com player rankings and the No. 9 prospect in the state of Ohio.