Many people in and around the LSU football program understand Frank Wilson’s value.
Apparently, so does the University of Texas at San Antonio.
UPDATE: Wilson has been offered the job and the expectation is that a deal will be reached, according to Football Scoop.
UTSA is “strongly considering” the LSU recruiting coordinator and running backs coach for its head coaching vacancy, according to Football Scoop.
A decision could be made as early as tomorrow, per the report.
As a running backs coach, Wilson has helped LSU become a pipeline for running back talent. He played a critical role in the success of former Tigers running backs Jeremy Hill and Alfred Blue, who have since secured NFL careers.
Wilson has also been an integral part of LSU’s recruiting success. A New Orleans native and former high school football coach in the area, Wilson helped lure the likes of Leonard Fournette to Baton Rouge, La. He is largely considered LSU’s ace recruiter.
In November, Wilson was mentioned as a candidate for the Tulane coaching vacancy, which was later filled by former Georgia Southern coach Willie Fritz.
Wilson is considered a future college football head coach, but would have to start at a smaller school like UTSA.
Football Scoop also named Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer as a finalist for the position.