Wilson’s been named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team the past two years and is due to graduate December, only 3 1/2 years after first stepping on campus. Depending on what happens with football, he has plans to enter grad school in the spring.
“I’m in college trying to get a degree that can help me the rest of my life,” Wilson said. “So really I have to invest my college degree as a plan A. My plan A is to succeed in football. But my plan A is to get a degree to. Everything is just split up 50-50. But at the end of the day, school is what determines (everything) because I could go into the first game and get hurt … I will have my degree in December.”
Like every highly recruited athlete that comes to Oklahoma, Wilson had aspirations of starting as a true freshman back in 2010. Those dreams were quickly dashed when he redshirted. Yet, looking back on having to sit and watch those first couple of seasons has made the present that much more gratifying for Wilson.
“Patience is a virtue,” Wilson said. “I was patient, didn’t leave, stayed. And my time is here now to take advantage of it. I faced a lot of adversity. Coming here as a freshman, not playing, it really hurts. You’re thinking I’m not good enough. But really my redshirt year I just took it as the coaches just letting me know I’m not ready. I took it as a compliment. They don’t want me stepping on the field until I’m at the best of my ability.”
For Wilson, the future is now.