The reliable Wilson started for his fourth season at right offensive guard as a senior in 2002. He made the 2002 All-Pac-10 second team and was USC's Offensive Lineman of the Year. He also made The Sporting News' All-Pac-10 first team. He missed the Auburn opener because of a sprained left foot suffered during 2002 fall practice and did not start the next game at Colorado (but he did play).
Wilson started for his third season at right offensive guard as a junior in 2001 and did a steady job. He started 11 games in 2001 (he did not start at Arizona because of an elbow injury, but did play).
As just a sophomore in 2000, Wilson started for his second season at right offensive guard and did a solid job. After the season, he had arthroscopic surgery to remove torn cartilage in his left knee.
Wilson began his 1999 redshirt freshman season as the backup to Jason Grain at right offensive guard and as a special teams performer, but when Grain suffered a season-ending knee injury, Wilson started there for USC's final 7 games. He did well enough to earn 1999 The Sporting News Freshman All-American second team honors. He appeared in all 12 games in 1999. He made 1 tackle (against Arizona State).
Wilson redshirted as a freshman offensive guard in 1998, his first year at USC. He was named USC's Black Shirt (scout team) Offensive Player of the Year.
He was named to the 1997 Prep Star All-American, ESPN/National Recruiting Advisor All-American second team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western Region, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the Rest, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools first team, All-CIF Division VIII first team, Los Angeles Times All-Southeast, Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team second team and All-Suburban League (offense and defense) as a senior at Mayfair High in Lakewood (Calif.). A 2-way lineman, he had 40-plus tackles, 5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery and 1 deflection on defense in 1997. Mayfair went 7-3 in 1997.
As a junior in 1996, he earned Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team honorable mention and All-Suburban League (offense and defense) honors and posted 57 tackles (42 solo), 24 tackles for losses, 4 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries on defense. He had an 87% blocking grade in 1996. Mayfair was 10-1 in 1996.
He started for 3 years (Mayfair went 8-2 in 1995). He posted 111 tackles and 16.5 sacks in his career. On offense during his career, Mayfair ran behind him 23 times on fourth down and converted 22 times.
He also wrestled at Mayfair, twice winning the league championship, and was on the track team (shot put and discus).
He's a public policy and management major at USC. He was born in Little Rock, Ark.
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