Cincinnati picks up Commitment

Mark Wilson

The Cincinnati Bearcats have dipped into Virginia to pick up their most recent commitment.

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Mark Wilson (6'3/220) of Phoebus High School in Virginia had a slew of offers to choose from including NC State, Syracuse, Illinois, Temple and more, but he committed to the Cincinnati Bearcats earlier today.

"I committed to Cincinnati," said Wilson from his home in Hampton, Va. "Coach [Robert] Prunty was recruiting me, and he was my favorite coach, in fact, my favorite person that I've met in this recruiting process. They laid out a detailed plan for how I'm going to fit into their defensive scheme and showed me film of previous guys who I can be like. They're a veteran staff so I feel like they know what they're doing."

Prunty dipped into his old stomping grounds to pick up a commitment from Wilson. The long time Hargrave Military Academy Coach developed ties that reach clear across the state including the 200 miles from Hargrave to Hampton.

Wilson posted 23 sacks for Phoebus last year and will run track this Spring.

Wilson previously took official visits to NC State and Old Dominion and will not take his scheduled visit to Temple this weekend.

"I'm done," said Wilson. "I've called all the coaches at other schools and thanked them for recruiting me."

Scott began with Scout as the Southeast Regional Manager in 2002. In addition to his recruiting responsibilities, Scott developed and ran the National Scout Combine series from 2005 thru 2008. Scott has been Director of Scouting since 2006 and oversees the Recruiting Rankings for Scout.

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