Elkhart’s Jeffery Wilson Lines Up College Visits
The leading rusher during the 2013 East Texas football season has a busy finish to his recruitment.
Elkhart senior tailback Jeffery Wilson just returned from one official visit and has two more scheduled for the next two weekends leading to National Signing Day on Feb. 5.
Elkhart head coach Sam Wells said Wilson visited New Mexico State this past weekend and will visit New Mexico this coming weekend. Then the 6-foot, 190-pound running back will visit North Texas on the weekend of Jan. 31.
New Mexico State, North Texas, Texas State, and ULM have offered Wilson, who finished his career with an East Texas-best 2,749 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns in 2013, which saw the Elks finish 7-4 with a Class 2A Division I Region III first-round playoff appearance.
Wilson averaged almost nine yards per carry and also caught one touchdown pass. Defensively, he recorded 66 tackles with two interceptions, one forced fumble, and three fumble recoveries from his spot in the secondary.
As a junior in 2012, Wilson ran for 2,329 yards and 29 touchdowns, giving him 5,078 rushing yards and 65 rushing touchdowns during the last two seasons.
No East Texans are committed to New Mexico or New Mexico State, but North Texas has already received three significant pledges from the region: 6-foot-2, 170-pound Carthage receiver Terian "Tee" Goree, 6-foot-5, 181-pound Carthage receiver O'Keeron Rutherford, and 5-foot-8, 180-pound Sulphur Springs athlete Willy Ivery. All three players committed to the Mean Green during the final week of November.