While developing both physically and skill wise, four-star 2009 prospect Jamil Wilson is poised to lead his Racine (Wisc.) Horlick High School squad into the playoffs. Wisconsin and Marquette are in hot pursuit of the 6-foot-7, 211-pound small forward while other schools are extending offers as well.
"The schools recruiting me the hardest are the local schools- Wisconsin and Marquette," said Wilson. "I'm also beginning to hear a lot from USC. Tennessee, Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan State, Baylor and Iowa State have all offered and are recruiting me."
This past weekend Wilson made the short trip to for the Badgers game against the Minnesota Gophers.
"It was a nice trip," said Wilson. "They treated me and my friends well, and we enjoyed the game. Afterwards, we got to talk to the players and coaches, which was nice. We even picked up some tips to help us with our game."
An athletic combo forward, Wilson has the eye of colleges across the country although Wisconsin and Marquette are viewed as the schools to beat in his recruitment. Wilson is refraining from nailing down an official school list and might even wait until the spring of his senior season to sign.
"This summer I plan on getting my list down to a top ten," he said. "Then I'll make a decision in the fall or after my senior season."
When the time comes to make a decision, academics will play an important role in the process.
"Academics were always big with my mom, and I'm not going to disregard that," he said. "I want to be around great teachers and in a strong academic environment. I also want to play for great coaches and have great players around me. And as a freshman I'd like to play some or at least get my feet wet."
With his team standing at 17-3 and first in the conference, Wilson is averaging 19.7 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and three steals per game.
"My game is coming along nicely," he said. "I'm doing a lot of work on the fundamentals. Some things have gotten away from me since I've grown. I'm working on getting a quicker release on my jumper and also improving my opposite hand."
Wilson is the No. 33 ranked prospect in the class of 2009.