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Mississippis No. 5 player trims list

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Hattiesburg, Miss. offensive lineman Calvin Wilson is the most dominating offensive lineman in the Magnolia State. While his list of offers continues to grow, his list of favorites have dwindled all the way down to six schools.
“It’s been hard to eliminate schools that want you to come play for them, but at some point you have to,” Wilson said. “My top six right now would be Mississippi State, Ole Miss, LSU, Southern Miss, Auburn and West Virginia. I won’t say that I have a leader, I think they are all pretty equal right now.”
Wilson attended the NIKE camp at LSU in may where he measured in at 6-foot-5, 336 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.61 seconds and had a 5.25 second shuttle time.
“I went to the Mississippi State-Tulane game a few weeks ago,” Wilson said. “I enjoyed the trip over there, it was a lot of fun. I talked to coach Croom and I thought that they played really well.”
When college coaches were allowed to start calling again on September 1, Wilson’s phone rang early and often. The goal of most schools is to be the first to get in touch with a prospect.
“Coach Kitchens from Mississippi State was the first coach to get in touch with me,” Wilson said. “He called at about 6:40 a.m. and I had already gotten up a few minutes before because I knew people were going to be calling. I also heard from LSU, Auburn, Tennessee and West Virginia that day.”
He did 13 reps on the bench press and had a 25-inch vertical jump at the NIKE camp. Wilson is also a solid, qualified athlete with a 2.7 GPA and an 18 ACT score.
“I am supposed to go to the Southern Miss game on Thursday night to watch them play Cal,” Wilson said. “I think that will be a really good game and I am looking forward to it. I want to go to the Auburn-LSU game on Saturday, but I am not sure that is what I’m going to do yet.”
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