'Sought after' an understatement for Wilson

Updated: January 19, 2005, 7:00 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame wants to make sure that a high school defensive end from Ohio knows he's wanted in South Bend.

Seven coaches showed up at Lawrence Wilson's home in Akron, Ohio, on Sunday. That's the maximum number of coaches allowed on the road recruiting at one time.

The 6-6, 235-pound Wilson plays at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. He committed to play for Notre Dame, but decommitted when Tyrone Willingham was fired.

Ohio State, Florida and Michigan immediately began recruiting him.

Wilson's mother, Sarah Wilson, says the visit was overwhelming.

On Monday, four Ohio State coaches visited and later a Florida coach stopped.

Wilson is scheduled to visit Michigan later this week.


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