For the past two years Haltom DE Reggie Wilson
has terrorized opposing offenses in the DFW area. The 6'4 240 pound junior with 4.6 speed in the forty has posted back to back sensational seasons for the Buffaloes.
In 2007 Wilson burst on the scene posting 80 tackles and six sacks earning District 5-5A Defensive Sophomore of the Year, in 2008 Reggie was even better earning first team all 3-5A honors with 88 tackles and nine sacks. Wilson's biggest strength is his quickness off the ball and ability to get to the quarterback as he's emerged as the premier pass rusher in the DFW area.
Not only is Wilson a key cog on the gridiron for HHS but he's also a member of th Haltom basketball and track teams. As for areas Reggie feels he can improve his game, "This off-season I'm really working on improving my lower body strength and trying to get better at fighting off the double team," said the Haltom DE.
As for recruiting there aren't many schools in the country not after Wilson, and although he's hesitant to name a leader among the many schools listed in the mix are Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, LSU, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Florida State. Reggie holds offers from every school listed except for Texas and he also holds offers from the likes of Colorado, Oklahoma State and Stanford just to name a few.
There's no timeline for the speedy DE on committing, "Making a decision on a school is one of the biggest decisions I'll make in my life so I don't want to rush. Academics will be big and then the vibe I get from visiting," said Wilson who now says he'll be visiting Texas on February 8 for Junior Day where it is very likely he'll add an offer from the Longhorns to his list. Many thought it would not be until the end of basketball season before Reggie would attend any Junior Days.
Wilson who plans on being active this summer with seven on seven play says he's focused on helping Haltom get back to the playoffs. "We've got a real good young QB (Aaron Shockey) who I think will help the offense and I am confident we'll be better on defense so we'll see what happens. I will be pushing the young guys to take their game up another level."
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