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3-star C Quintin Wilson on his Kentucky commitment: ‘Waiting for someone to pinch me’

Quintin Wilson
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Kentucky picked up another touted offensive lineman on the recruiting trail when three-star center Quintin Wilson committed to the Wildcats on Mother’s Day. He’s the third o-lineman to pledge to UK.

Wilson (6-feet-3, 290 pounds), from Cincinnati Walnut Hills, is a top-10 center prospect nationally in the class of 2018. He joins four-star guard Marquan McCall and three-star tackle Darian Kinnard as offensive line commitments.

“A lot of time talking to my family, a lot of prayer and just getting a feel for the people and the environment there,” Wilson told GN regarding his decision to commit to Kentucky. “That is what it came down to.”

Wilson, who chose Kentucky over offers from Duke, Minnesota, Virginia and others, says UK’s coaching staff played a big part in his decision to head to Lexington.

“The coaches have been great. They are really welcoming and make me feel at home,” he said. “They let me know this is a place where I can build my name and become a great player for the University of Kentucky.”

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Wilson describes his game as that of an offensive lineman who does his homework.

“I consider myself a smart player that likes to study and get prepared,” he said. “I think my best strength is my athleticism. I think I use my legs and my feet really well, and that helps me to gain leverage and position to finish blocks.”

Although listed as a center, Wilson says that may change when he arrives in Lexington.

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