Lyndell ‘Mack’ Wilson Recruiting Update: Alabama’s Race To Lose

    Lyndell "Mack" Wilson recruiting update, as it seems Alabama is the favorite to land the 4-star linebacker.

    January 26, 2016

    Mack Wilson recruiting update, as it seems Alabama is the favorite to land the 4-star linebacker.

    National Signing Day is nearly here. It’s a week away, and the recruiting trail is hot and heavy.

    There are former colleagues and now rival coaches running into each other while recruiting the same players — as Jim McElwain and Kirby Smart did recently.

    Predictions are being made left and right.

    But nothing is set in stone until Feb. 3.

    There are plenty of top prospects still uncommitted, and one of the biggest names left on the board is Lyndell “Mack” Wilson.

    Wilson, the nation’s No. 2 inside linebacker, has labeled the Florida Gators as his leader and reaffirmed it. But even with two of his friends, Jeawon Taylor and Antonio Nelson, committed to Florida, the sense is Alabama is the favorite to land his commitment.

    Rivals’ Blake Alderman spoke with Chris Varner, of Madhouse Training, who has worked with the trio for years, and he believes Taylor and Nelson will stay true to the Gators because Madhouse Training tries “to teach these kids that when they commit somewhere, they stick with it,” Varner said.

    Varner believes it’ll be difficult for Wilson to shy away from the home-state Crimson Tide. Chris Kirschner, a recruiting analyst for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, shares the same sentiment.

    “I know Mack says that Florida leads right now, but there’s almost a zero percent chance of him signing with the Gators, in my opinion,” Kirschner said.

    In spite of Wilson’s pro-Gators talk, he’s been linked to the Crimson Tide for some time, having grown up an Alabama fan, according to Kirschner.

    “From my conversations with him in the past, he’s said that Alabama has the best college football program in the country and it has been his dream school since he was a little.”

    The Crimson Tide and Gators aren’t the only players in the game. Smart’s move to Georgia also has the Bulldogs on Wilson’s radar. But on National Signing Day, Nick Saban should expect to add the playmaking linebacker to his 2016 class.

    “Come signing day, I would be stunned if he doesn’t sign with the Crimson Tide,” Kirschner said.

    Obviously, as it’s been said so many times before, nothing can be taken too seriously when dealing with teenagers deciding the path to the rest of their lives.

    It’s a difficult process for a lot of them. But, barring any significant variables being added to the equation, it appears Wilson is Alabama’s to lose.

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