Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Three-star safety flips to Texas Tech
By William Wilkerson
Three-star safety Connor Wilson (Argyle, Texas/Argyle) has switched his verbal pledge from Kansas State to Texas Tech, Wilson told RecruitingNation on Tuesday.
In doing so, Wilson, the No. 54 safety in 2014, became Texas Tech’s 19th commitment and third safety prospect along with fellow three-stars Derrick Dixon (Dallas/Skyline) and Jah'Shawn Johnson (Ennis, Texas/Ennis). Dixon and Johnson are the Nos. 113 and. 129 safeties respectively.
Wilson was Kansas State’s second-highest rated commitment in 2014 behind Dalton Risner (Wiggins, Colo./Wiggins), who is the No. 7 center overall. He was set to join his teammate, three-star outside linebacker Sam Sizelove, in Manhattan, Kan.
Now he’ll join teammate, wide receiver Ian Sadler, Tech’s highest rated commitment, in Lubbock, Texas.
Coach Kilff Kingsbury and his staff are getting a versatile safety with great size, who garnered all-state honors in 2012 after he recorded 126 tackles and eight interceptions.
He had been committed to Bill Snyder’s program since April 24, when he chose the Wildcats over offers from Iowa State, Kansas, Minnesota and North Carolina.
Texas Tech is really trying to ramp up its defense, which, through three games in 2013, is doing an solid job as a unit. The Red Raiders are allowing just 15.3 points per game.
However, the 289.7 passing yards per game it is giving up is last in the Big 12 by over 50 yards. Getting Wilson on board should help shore that up.