Mickey Wilson was one of nine people I spent significant time on the phone with in recent weeks researching the State of the Area story that ran in Friday’s paper.
Unlike last year, when the annual preseason feature dealt with the area’s coaches - something that pertained to every team in the area - very few schools on the Grand Strand must navigate the issues big-time recruiting presents. Still, it seemed fitting given the amount of news that front has presented recently.
Wilson has had four players sign with NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams in his five-year tenure, and he could have as many as four more on his current roster alone.
The conversation with him steered toward academics, and specifically what can be done to make sure potential college recruits can make it to that next stage of their playing careers.