January 4, 2011
Wilson expects Tech to offer
Coldspring (Texas) offensive tackle Matt Wilson was in Dallas last week to attend one of Texas Tech's bowl practices. While there, the Houston native was able to see how a practice was ran on the South Plains, and he was also had the chance to check out the way offensive line coach Matt Moore interacts with his unit.
"I went to one of their practices last week and got a chance to talk with Coach Moore. He's a cool guy and one that has been there for a while," Wilson said. "He was one of the few guys to make the change from their last coaching staff and I think that's probably for a reason. I know he's had some good offensive lines in recent years and that they've been putting quite a few o-line guys into the NFL, so there's a lot to like about Coach Moore."
Wilson has yet to get an offer from the Red Raiders but he indicates that he expects one to be coming his way soon.
"They're telling me that it's pretty much a done deal, but I haven't seen anything yet. I'm expecting it to happen soon, though," he said. "I'm definitely interested in what they've got going on. I'm still verbally committed to Houston right now, but I'm not going to leave any door unopened. I'm going to be officially visiting Houston on the 14th and Texas Tech on the 21st so I'll have a good opportunity to compare both and see which would be the better fit for me."
The 6-foot-7, 270-pounder doesn't really have a preference on what kind of system he's in on the next level, but he does see seem to possess some of the traits that Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown desires in an offensive lineman.
"I've really had the best of both worlds so far. When I was at (Houston) St. Thomas we passed ninety-percent of the time and ran the ball ten-percent, and then when I transferred to Coldspring it was pretty much the opposite. We ran all the time and passed very little," he said. "So I'd say I feel pretty comfortable in whatever a school would ask me to do. I feel like I can get out in space and make some things happen. That's one of the reasons I like Texas Tech. I know Coach Moore and Coach Brown are asking their guys to be athletic and be able to get out in the open field and maneuver around. That's something I feel like I can do, and could definitely get better at after putting in the work to do so."
Wilson currently holds offers from Houston and New Mexico, while being shown interest by Baylor, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt.
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