MONTGOMERY, Ala. — To no surprise, Lyndell “Mack” Wilson is staying in state to play for his dream school — the University of Alabama.
Wilson, a five-star linebacker from Carver High School (Montgomery, Ala.), has decided to play for Alabama over Georgia. Wilson recently told SEC Country that playing for the Crimson Tide is always on his mind.
“It’s been hovering around me all of the time,” Wilson said. “I think about it all of the time. Since I was a young’n, I have dreamed about playing for Alabama, and here I am with a scholarship and an opportunity to play for them. It’s something I always think about.”
Ever since Wilson started playing high school football, he’s been close with the Alabama program. He knew over a week ago why he would end up signing with the Crimson Tide.
“It’s a great program. I am comfortable there. I’ve been going there since the ninth grade,” he said. “I feel like I could have a great chance of playing as soon as I get there. It’s the in-state school. I think it would be a good decision.”
His mother, Sandra Wilson, spoke with DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell about his two finalists, and there was one thing Alabama had over Georgia that was important to her son.
“The comment he gave me was he’s got a good relationship with (Georgia coach) Kirby (Smart), but he wants to win,” his mother said.
Wilson becomes the second five-star linebacker to commit to Alabama on signing day. Earlier this morning, the nation’s No. 1 inside linebacker, Ben Davis, committed to the Crimson Tide.