October 6, 2008
Wilson waiting for the call
Keairon Wilson didn't get a chance to talk to Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt after the Rebels' 31-24 loss to South Carolina this past Saturday.
However, even after watching an Ole Miss loss, the defensive back from Mobile (Davidson), Ala., safety left Oxford even more sure that he wants to be a part of Nutt's program.
The next step in the consummation of Wilson and Ole Miss could come any minute now, as Wilson is expecting a call from Nutt.
"(Ole Miss wide receivers) Coach (Ron) Dickerson said he was mad (after the game)," Wilson said Monday night. "Coach Nutt is going to either call me tonight or tomorrow night to offer me."
When Nutt calls, expect to see Wilson's name on the Rebels' commitment list.
"I'll probably pull the trigger, for real," Wilson said. "I might just go on and do it."
Ole Miss was Wilson's leader going into the weekend, and the Rebels only solidified that status. Everything about the trip to Oxford, except for the outcome of the Southeastern Conference clash with the visiting Gamecocks, impressed him.
"It was good," Wilson said. "I liked it. I got to talk to (Mobile defensive lineman/Ole Miss commitment) Mike (Thomas). He was like, 'I need somebody from Mobile to come up here with me.' I liked their effort. They play really fast. They're a good football team."
Wilson, who plays linebacker in high school, will likely play strong safety at the collegiate level. So he kept his eyes on Ole Miss strong safety Jamarca Sanford, who had a team-high 13 tackles against South Carolina.
"I fit in very well, especially on the strong side," Wilson said. "I'm very physical. And I'd fit in at linebacker. I could play that position too."
Wilson said he'll take an official visit to Ole Miss sometime after the season. He does plan to return to Oxford on Nov. 1 when the Rebels entertain Auburn.
BEAN SAYS TRIP TO OXFORD NO BIG DEAL: Tupelo, Miss., wide receiver Justin Bean, a Kentucky commitment who was back at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday for at least the third time this season, said late Sunday that it would be a mistake to read too much into his presence at the Rebels' game Saturday.
"I just went to Oxford because my ride got cancelled to Bama," Bean said.
Alabama entertained Kentucky in Tuscaloosa this past Saturday, beating the Wildcats, 17-14.
Ole Miss is idle this weekend, and there is speculation within the program that the Rebels will have coaches _ possibly Nutt _ at Tupelo's game this weekend to watch Bean and teammate Chad Bumphis.
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