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Auburn will 'definitely' be in Wilson's top 5

Gernorris Wilson doesn’t have a top 5 as of right now, but when it does come out Auburn will “definitely” be in it.

Wilson and his family were in Auburn during Big Cat weekend and he had a chance to spend time with coaches. The relationships are terrific.

“My family loved it (Auburn), it was awesome,” Wilson said. "My mom got to meet the coaches, very cool coaches — I love them. I love them to death, honestly.”


Among the coaches, the 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive tackle spent the most time with Joe Bernardi and Will Friend.

“I sat down and talked to Coach Friend and Bernardi,” Wilson said “The talks we had, that was really the biggest of highlights for me today.”

Wilson said that Auburn is pushing “extremely hard” for his services and that it is alluring. Part of Auburn’s pitch is that it will be losing six senior offensive linemen after next season, which will create a major opportunity for playing time.

That's important to Wilson.

Wilson doesn’t know exactly which position he would play on the offensive line for the Tigers. He’s willing to play anywhere.

“I’m a football player,” Wilson said. “Wherever they need me, I’ll be there.”

Wilson, from Lakeland, Fla., played at Lake Gibson last season but is transferring to powerhouse Lakeland for his senior season. He's planning to play either left guard or right tackle.

In addition to Auburn, Wilson is also interested in Oregon, Missouri, Georgia Tech and South Florida. He plans to use all of his official visits during football season and make a decision after the season ends. He plans to be an early enrollee.

Wilson is expected to make an official visit to Auburn the weekend of the Penn State game.