An Interview with Torrian Wilson
Literally, one of the bigger recruits on Michigan's board, is offensive lineman Torrian Wilson, from Miami Northwestern. Recently, there were some rumors that Michigan had been dropped from his top list. I spoke with Torrian about those rumors, and when he plans to make his final decision.
TOM: Has your season started yet?
TORRIAN: We start Thursday, against Miami Northern. They’re not a rival or anything, it’s just a normal game.
TOM: You were All State first team and All Dade first team last year. What do you want to improve on from last year? What are your goals for this year?
TORRIAN: Basically, I just want to become a better player than last year. It’s my senior year, so I want to step everything up. I need to train harder, and work harder. I want to do everything harder this year, because I know once I get to that next level, I’m going to need to work at everything. I want to prepare myself for that now. We have a lot of guys coming back from last years team, so we have a good shot at winning a championship, too.
TOM: Do you plan on graduating early?
TORRIAN: I’m not sure yet. I haven’t decided yet. I’m going to choose whether or not I want to. I have all the requirements to do it, I think.
TOM: Do you have a timeline of when you want to decide on the school of choice?
TORRIAN: I’m thinking about deciding earlier than the end of the season. If I don’t find that school that fits me, then I’m going to decide at the Under Armour All American game.
TOM: There was a rumor out there that Michigan might be out of your top group. Clear the air for us, where does Michigan stand in your rankings? Do you know where that rumor started?
TORRIAN: Michigan is still in the top group. I never heard that rumor, but I figured people would say stuff like that, but they’re definitely still in there.
TOM: I know some people thought that you and Corvin Lamb might look to go to the same school. I spoke with his dad, and he said that wasn’t the case. Are you both looking together, or is that an after thought?
TORRIAN: We’re not really looking at the same schools. If it happens that we end up at the same one, it’s a coincidence. We’re not trying to go together.
TOM: You’ve already been up to Michigan this summer. Will you still use an official visit on Michigan? Where else will the visits be?
TORRIAN: Right now, I’m looking at Michigan, Miami, Stanford, and Tennessee. I do plan on using an official visit to Michigan, when they play Notre Dame, on September 12th
TOM: How do you see yourself fitting in to the Michigan offense? Is it similar to what’s run at your high school now?
TORRIAN: It’s pretty different from what we run now. The spread part is the same, but the running game is pretty different. That’s not really an issue though, because it’s going to be different no matter where I go. I’m going to have to learn new things anywhere.
TOM: What are you really looking for, what would your dream school have?
TORRIAN: I’m looking for a school that I feel comfortable at, where I don’t have to worry about anything. I really want a home away from home. I want to build a good relationship with the coaches, too. Distance won’t be a factor in anything, either, so that’s not a problem. I basically am looking at where I’ll be comfortable.