UofL Football Gets Commitment From 2020 LB Kameron Wilson

Kameron Wilson
Photo Courtesy of @Kameron00074791 Twitter Account

UofL Football just added to their 2020 class. They received their second commitment from GA LB Kameron Wilson.

Wilson, a 6’1 206 lbs OLB, chose UofL over offers from Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, South Alabama, and Western Kentucky. Cort Dennison was his primary recruiter per 247sports.

The Jonesboro, GA native plays for Mount Zion High School and had a productive season for them last year. He had 68 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, and 1 forced fumble per 247sports.

In reviewing Wilson’s highlights from maxpreps, he is a versatile defensive player. His strength and block shedding, his quick bursts of speed, his relentless pursuit, the moves he uses to avoid blocks, and his tackling are all skills that are pretty obvious. Let’s breakdown some of his abilities.

Burst/Speed 

Wilson is always lined up on the line of scrimmage; sometimes with his hand in the dirt and sometimes standing up. What is noticeable is his burst at the snap of the ball. Wilson is able to time snaps perfectly and he gets a great jump on any potential blockers. Many times, he is untouched as he gets into the backfield for sacks or tackles for loss. At UofL, I imagine he could be used as a pass rushing OLB/DE like Jonathan Greenard was.

Strength and Block Shedding

Wilson, on the occasions an offensive lineman is able to get their hands on him, shows the strength and ability to shed blocks and make tackles. His strength is also used when pass rushing to bull rush blockers into the backfield and cause havoc. At one point, a blocker has Wilson, but he’s still able to make a tackle of a RB. It was quite impressive as it was basically a one-armed tackle with a hulking OL draped on him. Another sequence sees him being blocked, but, as the ball carrier approaches, he throws the blocker to the ground and envelops the ball carrier. Once the strength staff at UofL gets ahold of him, it is easy to envision opposing offenses will have a hard time containing Wilson.

Relentless Pursuit

Wilson has a great motor and relentlessly pursues ball carriers and QBs. It would explain his 20 tackles for loss and 9 sacks. On one occasion, Wilson is blocked and a ball carrier breaks to the outside. It looked as if he was completely out of the play. However, he sheds the block, runs full speed and ends up making the tackle. Wilson is always giving 100% effort and that is something this UofL coaching staff values.

Quick Moves to Avoid Blocks

Wilson has nice little moves to avoid blocks. These moves are big spin moves. Instead, one was a nice jump cut, almost like a RB. He faked going outside and then quickly cut back inside to avoid the blocker and make the tackle. He utilizes subtle little quick misdirection moves to get offensive linemen off balance and then fly past them.

Tackling

Wilson is a sure tackler. The most obvious thing I noticed was that he form tackles. You don’t see him trying to make big hits by lowering the shoulder. He packs a punch when he tackles, but his main objective is to get the person with the ball down. Wilson is a vicious tackler, but he can make tackles in the open field. His hands are very strong. Once he gets his hands on the offensive player, they do not get away.

Kameron Wilson is a high motor playmaker. He’s a LB that lives in the opponent’s backfield when playing at his best. A guy with great burst off the snap, good speed, excellent strength, and a stonewalling tackler. It’s not hard to see why Cort Dennison and Scott Satterfield wanted him. He’s a guy that could develop into a strong, pass rushing OLB.

 

 

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