Connor Wilson Talks About K-State Commitment

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Posted Apr 30, 2013


MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State made a hard play for Connor Wilson and Same Sizelove out of Argyle, Texas and received commitments from both last week. Wilson, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound defensive back, was the first to make his pledge to the Wildcat staff last Thursday.

Sizelove followed with a commitment of his own at the Purple and White Spring Game on Saturday. KStateFans.com talked with Wilson about his desire to join the defending Big XII champions.

"I called Coach Bill Snyder on the phone and told him I wanted to commit," said Wilson. "He seemed very excited about it. Every time I talked with the coaches or visited they always made me feel like they were very interested. They said they thought of Sam and I as 5-star recruits and were pushing hard for us to come. They really think I'll have a good chance to be on the field in a couple of years. It was just how welcoming the staff was, the family environment, and the tradition all played a big part in my decision, plus the way I was treated so well.

"It relieving knowing that I have a plan in place. I'm happy all of the hard work paid off and I don't have to worry anymore about making it to the next level. It takes a lot of pressure off my senior season. I'm going to go out and give it all I have without worrying about what college coaches might be thinking. Most of my family all went to Baylor. My sister is there now. My parents couldn't be any more happier about my decision. They think it's a better fit for me."

Wilson wasn't able to make it to the Spring Game due to completing in regionals in track and field. He plans on being back in Manhattan for summer camp and during the football season when Kansas State hosts Baylor on October 17th.

In his junior season, Wilson moved from starting quarterback to free safety. He made 134 tackles, nine interceptions, and seven pass breakups. Wilson collected many post-season accolades in Texas Class 3A. He was named first team All-State, Co-Defensive MVP in his district and the area's Defensive Player of the Year.

"The defense is set up to where Sam and I can play the whole field to make the most of our abilities," he explained. "Last year the defense only gave up 14-percent of the passes thrown against us. My best strengths at safety are being able to fill the alleys, I have a good feel for the ball, and can read offenses and know what the quarterback is doing going through his progressions.

"We have 40 seniors coming back this fall. Our goal is to win state. Anything less is unacceptable."

Wilson dislocated his hip in the Argyle Eagles second round playoff game with Melissa. He reports he's back at 100-percent and ready for off-season workouts and 7-on-7 competition this summer.


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