Chat Blue Chip: Christian Wilson

Catching up with the area's top high school football players.

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School:

Montour

Position: RB/LB

Height: 6-4

Weight: 235

The skinny: A highly recruited two-way player who rushed for 920 yards on 159 carries last season. He played defense for the first time in his career and had 51 tackles. He also is a talented guard in basketball, averaging 12 points as a junior.

College talk: Wilson had dozens of Division I scholarship offers but has narrowed his choices to Michigan and Rutgers. He is not certain which position he will play in college but most likely will play H-back or linebacker.

Where would you like to play in college? Talking to my parents and coaches, I think I'd be a better offensive player because that's what I've played all my life. I'm just learning how to play defense. But it really doesn't matter to me.

It's now two years after Montour was the subject of a weekly reality show on ESPN and Dick Butkus was your coach. What are your true feelings on that? When they first came here, it was exciting to be on ESPN. The whole world can see you, and it got my name out on national TV. But the fact that Dick Butkus was here and didn't really coach, it wasted a year with our coaching staff. Our staff just sat around while Dick Butkus acted like he was coaching.

Person you'd most like to meet? Walter Payton, if he were alive. Even when I was younger, I'd watch films of him before my games.

Where did you go on your first date? Probably to dinner, but our parents drove us and ate with us, so it really wasn't a date.

Favorite TV show? The Wayans Brothers.

People might be surprised to know that ... I brush my teeth like a million times a day.



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