The Lincoln Trojans made it all the way to the state finals last season: lead on defense by senior linebacker, Mark Wilson. The up and coming senior lead the team with 120 tackles, 7 sacks, 1 interception and 9 tackles for loss. The numbers he put up last season garnered attention from college football programs across the country. Last week Wilson chose The University of Illinois over USF, Arkansas, Indiana, Ole Miss , and Southern Miss. “ I chose them because of the chance to play early. Coach (Dan Disch) recruited me and told me I could make an impact early if I work hard” said Wilson.
This past spring college scouts rolled in the office of newly appointed head coach of the Lincoln Trojans, Yusef Shakir, asking about talented seniors. Defensive specialist Mark Wilson (6-2 225) was one of the standouts. He has the size and speed that make college coaches drool at the opportunity to have him as a part of their arsenal. Wilson benches over 330 pounds, runs a 4.6 40 yard dash and attacks ball carriers as if they “stole” his lunch.
The Trojans have a few more players that could make early commitments. Check back with 4quartersonline for further updates.