Every Sunday, SEC Country will unveil its offensive and defensive recruits of the week based on their weekend performance. In order to qualify, recruits must have at least two SEC offers. This week’s SEC Country Defensive Recruit of the Week honors goes to Lyndell Wilson, the No. 1 OLB in the country from Carver-Montgomery (Ala.).
SEC Country’s Defensive Recruit of the Week: Lyndell Wilson
Five-star linebacker Lyndell Wilson gets the nod as SEC Country’s Defensive Recruit of the Week for his well-rounded performance against Dothan High School (Ala.). Wilson, the top outside linebacker in the country, checked off in each major defensive statistical category, per AL.com’s Drew Champlin.
- 13 tackles
- Two tackles for loss
- One sack
- One forced fumble
- One fumble recovery
“I was hurting with an ankle injury, but I brought my guys up together and told them,” Wilson told SEC Country. “We still went out and fought hard. I felt I played great even though we lost.”
Wilson, who named Florida his leader earlier this month, took an unofficial visit to LSU this past Saturday.
Best of the Rest
LB, Ben Davis, Gordo High School, Ala. (Undecided) — Davis, the No. 1 inside linebacker in the country, only played one half of football on Friday. He registered 14 tackles and reeled off a 45-yard touchdown reception on the first play of the game, as Gordo topped Lamar County, 54-12. Davis took an official visit to UGA this past weekend and is scheduled to take his other four to LSU, Alabama, Auburn and FSU.
DL, Derrick Brown, Lanier High School, Ga. (Undecided) — Brown continued his stellar senior campaign on Friday, as he registered six tackles, three for loss, one sack and three quarterback hurries as Lanier topped Heritage, 42-0. Brown, the No. 1 player in Georgia, took an unofficial visit to UGA this past Saturday.
DL, Quinnen Williams, Wenonah High School, Ala. (committed to Alabama) — Williams posted another stellar statline on Friday. The 3-star defensive lineman registered six tackles, one sack, one batted ball and three hurries in Wenonah’s 41-19 win over Corner High School, per AL.com’s Drew Champlin.
Other notes: Emmit Gooden, a 4-star defensive end from Tennessee, recorded 10 tackles and two sacks … Four-star defensive back Jamyest Williams (Lawrenceville, Ga.) tallied five tackles and four rushing touchdowns … Antwuan Jackson, a 4-star defensive end from Cedar Grove High School (Ga.), registered four tackles, two for loss and a sack