On Early Signing Day, the Texas Longhorns secured the signature of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain cornerback Santana Wilson, a longtime commitment.
Wilson, the son of former All-Pro safety Adrian Wilson, who played 14 years in the NFL, originally committed to Texas in the middle of an official visit last June.
The 6’0, 180-pounder previously released his top eight schools just over a week before pledging and even though the Longhorns made the cut, there didn’t seem to be a ton of buzz leading up to the visit weekend. Wilson previously made an official visit to Arizona State and was slated to visit Washington following his trip to Austin.
Instead, Wilson shut down his recruitment despite holding over 20 offers, including Arizona, Baylor, BYU, Cal, Kansas State, Miami, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Washington, and Wisconsin, among others.
Here’s the evaluation of Wilson from 247Sports:
Well-built frame with defined muscle tone and strong lower half. Average length and growth potential. Speedy corner with physicality to match up well at the line of scrimmage. Flashes decent twitchiness and acceleration. Shows an ability to bump and run. Sound tackler with a knack for disrupting run plays. Displays very good awareness and situational anticipation. Flips his hips to stay with receivers down field and demonstrates catch window skills. Two-way production and explosiveness as a ball carrier. Potential multi-year starter at the elite Power Five level with chance to garner NFL Draft attention.
The consensus four-star prospect is ranked as the No. 246 player nationally, the No. 20 cornerback, and the No. 2 player in Arizona, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.