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Wilson going strong at Union College

POSTED: June 18, 2013 4:04 p.m.

Former Dawson County standout Levi Wilson will enter his junior season at Union College in Barbourville, Ky. this year. He is the son of Karen and Gary Wilson.

Last season, Wilson caught four passes for 22 yards playing the wide out position for the Bulldogs.

Union is coached by Tommy Reid, who is in his 11th season at the Kentucky school. Last season the Bulldogs posted a 4-7 record and were 1-4 in conference play.

"I really like the school and the academics are good," Wilson said. "I was able to maintain a 3.2 grade point average this season, which made my mother really happy."

Wilson said that moving from high school to college was a little bit of an adjustment and that he hopes his collegiate team is able to improve on its record this upcoming season.

"We hope as a team to make better progress over last year. We would like to win our conference and make the playoffs. The biggest thing I see different from high school to college are the schemes. We were given a huge playbook and were expected to know it. Believe me we got plenty of reps," he said.

Playing at The University of Cumberlands, which is Union College's big rival, is childhood friend Ethan Brown.

"It was an exciting game playing against Ethan. Both our families came up to watch. It is such a rivalry game for both schools, which made it more fun. Ethan and I have known each other since we were 10 years old.

"My parents have been real supportive of me. They travel to most of the home games. My dad coaches at the high school so he doesn't get off the field till late on Friday nights. They would then get up at 5 o'clock in the morning to make the long trip up here," Wilson said.

Wilson said Dawson County High School coach Jeff Lee made him well prepared for play at the collegiate level.

"Coach Lee prepared me well for college. The strength and conditioning part especially. Coach Reed is more business-like. He strictly lets the coaches do the coaching during a game."

"Hopefully this season I can be the No. 1 receiver. In our offense there is continually rotation because we run the spread offense. We throw about 60 percent of the time," Wilson said.

Wilson finished by saying, "My family, coaches, teammates have all been a big help. They have been a big support for me."

Wilson is currently one of eight players playing football in college after graduating from Dawson County High School.

 

 

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