February 9, 2007

Wilson became a hot commodity late in the process

It might have taken longer than expected, but Johnathan Wilson burst onto the recruiting scene during his senior year at Klein Forest High School in Houston, Texas.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound wide receiver had 39 receptions for 784 yards and scored 12 touchdowns. Several schools made a strong push for Wilson, a three-star prospect, late in the recruiting process. While he had originally planned to take several visits, Wilson gave a commitment to the Kansas Jayhawks shortly after returning home from an official visit during the weekend of January 19.

Despite his 39 receptions for 784 yards and 12 touchdowns, Wilson was a relative unknown for much of the year. However, once word began to spread about the two-star prospect, programs like Kansas, Arizona State, Iowa and Iowa State came calling.

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