Detroit Country Day running back Richard Wilson has watched two of his high school teammates commit to BCS schools in recent months. Now, Wilson has a BCS offer of his own to consider after Boston College made the move last week.
"I am really happy that I was able to get the offer," Wilson said. "I really do like Boston College. It is one of the top academic schools and they have a pretty good football team, so I am really high up on them."
The Midwest prospect is also not concerned about the distance to home as it relates to Boston College and his family being able to watch him play.
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"The distance doesn't detract from the school at all because I know my parents will be able to visit me," Wilson said. "My mom works for the airport and can fly for free anytime."
The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Wilson could project to either running back or safety at the college level. Boston College is projecting him on offense.
"The coach said I do look good at running back or safety," Wilson said. "He said they were recruiting me for running back, though."
Wilson has also picked up offers from Ball State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Eastern Illinois and Western Michigan. He plans to camp with Central Michigan next month and also will attend a camp at Michigan State.
"Michigan State has been showing interest since last year," Wilson said. "They seem interested and hopefully they will see me as a player who fits their offense and will offer soon."
Wilson was expecting Stanford coaches to come through his school on Tuesday. Other recent in-school visits were made by Wisconsin, Purdue, Cincinnati and West Virginia.