National Signing Day: Athlete Richard Wilson Commits To Boston College

A versatile player who can make plays on both sides of the ball, could be a running back or a corner.

Richard Wilson

Hometown: Franklin, MI
High School: Detroit County Day
Position: Athlete
Height: 5-11
40: 4.6
Weight: 210 lbs.
Twitter: @RichardWilson19

Highlights: Hudl

Rankings: Rivals 2* listed as an athlete, Scout 3* (position 114), ESPN 3* (rated a 77, 78 position, 15 state), 247 Sports 3* (rated an 80, position 105 state 33, listed as a running back). Selected Boston College over Ball St., Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Eastern Illinois, Western Michigan. Recruited by Al Washington.

Strengths: As a running back he doesnt appear to have blazing speed, and his tapes dont show him getting hit all that much, but he has good size for a running back and with some college level strength and conditioning he appears to be on his way to be a bruising running back. As a corner back, he again has good size, a little short at 5'11 but with a good frame.

Realistic Outlook: Wilson is an interesting prospect, because right now I am having a hard time gauging what BC is going to use him for. On one hand he has been on Twitter talking about being a running back, and was recruited by Al Washington, on the other, Rivals switched him to Athlete and I've read on some sites that he has been switched over to corner back, which isn't uncommon when players transition from high school to college. If he is a running back I would expect him to be a little lower on the depth chart than Hilliman and Outlow, if he's a corner, he's going to need to learn the position at a high level before he will be playing. Either way I don't expect Wilson to contribute immediately, but could be a name we here more about in future seasons.

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