With spots dwindling for 2013 college football recruiting classes all across the country, remaining undecided prospects begin making their final decisions, with National Signing Day just two weeks away. One of those prospects, 3-star Wenonah School (Birmingham, AL) wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson claimed his spot today, as Wilson ended his recruitment on Tuesday and became a Bulldog.
MSU has long recruited Wilson, and first extended an offer to him last October. Ever since joining the Bulldog coaching staff, wide receivers coach Tim Brewster really made the wideout a priority. Soon after Gus Malzahn was hired at Auburn following the 2012 season, the Tigers joined MSU in its interest in Wilson, and they extended their own offer. Then Butch Jones did the same when he took over at Tennessee. De'Runnya quickly became a hot name, but MSU stayed on him as they had been, long before Auburn or Tennessee were ever in the picture. Auburn was thought at times to be the favorite, because they were the in-state school and he visited after his offer came. However, he maintained that he really liked MSU and the love they had showed him for the longest.
Wilson earned offers from the likes of Auburn, Tennessee, Cincinnati, UAB, Alabama State, and others during his recruitment. He is listed at 6'6" 220 lb. He is a tall, rangy receiver that can go up and get the ball in red zone situations. He is also a guy that can line up on the outside and be a deep threat. Dan Mullen has coveted a guy that has size and can stretch the field on the outside. Wilson could prove to be that guy he has been looking for.
He officially visited MSU on the weekend of January 11th. He becomes the 23rd commitment and the 8th wide receiver commitment of the 2013 class for MSU. Some of the other WRs could end up on defense such as Tyre'oune Holmes and Donald Gray. Also, it is unclear whether Scott Austin and Corey Smith will stick with MSU. Austin has recently been asked to grayshirt, and Smith, an Ohio native, is still being pursued by Ohio State. The WR class for MSU is strong, regardless if those guys stay or go, and De'Runnya Wilson will only add to the class of solid WRs already on board.