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Recruit Spotlight: DB Donovan Wilson, Woodlawn High School (Shreveport), Class of 2014

December 23, 2013

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Donovan Wilson-Property of LAFM

By Reid Althage

LAFM: Name, position, school?

My name is Donovan Wilson, and I am a FS/WR for Woodlawn High School (Shreveport).


LAFM: Current weight and height?

6-1,  185 lbs

LAFM: Current ACT score and GPA?

18 ACT  3.2 GPA


LAFM: 40-yard dash, and max bench?

I run a 4.5 40-yard dash. My max bench is 295 lbs.


LAFM: How did the season go for you and the team?

It went pretty good. We went 5-5 on the season. I enjoyed being able to go back to the playoffs.



LAFM: What has been your best game this season?

My best game was against Loyola. I had 2 interceptions, 100 receiving yards and 2 receiving TDs.


LAFM: Who is your favorite football player of all time?

I have two favorites: Brian Dawkins and Tramon Williams. Brian Dawkins is someone I watched as a little kid, and he played for my favoite team. Tramon Williams is a great player.  I met and worked out with him over the last spring break and was impressed with his hard work ethic.


LAFM: How old were you when you started playing and where?

I started playing at the age of 5 here in Shreveport for a local pee wee league.


LAFM: Do you have any family members or friends that have had a big influence on you as you play football?

My uncle and my mom have had a big influence on me. My uncle was the first person to tell my mom she should sign me up for football. My mom has always encouraged me since I was little. She has been to almost every game since I was 5 years old.


LAFM: If football does not work out for you, what do you see yourself doing? Have you thought of a major in college?

I am probably going to major in Kinesiology and be an athletic trainer or a coach.


LAFM: Are there any schools that are recruiting you?

Yes, I have a few schools looking at me. I just decommitted from LA Tech because I want to make sure I look at every option before I make a final decision. LA Tech is still a very good option for me.


LAFM: What positions are you being recruited for? What is your favorite positions and why?

I am being recruited as a DB. FS is my favorite position because I get to show off my ball skills, and I enjoy being the QB of the defense.


LAFM: What was something special about your team this year?

The team was always a family environment. We had each others backs and worked hard throughout the season.


LAFM: Outside of football, what makes your school or town special?

Everything. Their is always someone their for you. If you need help with something or someone to talk to their is always someone their for you.

About Reid Althage

Reid is from Harvey, LA and went to Brother Martin High School. He played men's NAIA soccer at LSU Shreveport for his first 2 years college. His junior year, Reid transferred to Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU with a Sports Administration Degree. He started with LAFM as an Intern in April 2013 and was hired in October. Reid loves anything to do with sports (Saints, Pelicans, and Liverpool FC Fan), the outdoors, and family/friends.