Player Previews in 100 Days – Day 11 – Basil Wilson, Strawberry Mansion
Player Name: Basil Wilson
School: Strawberry Mansion
Class of: 2017
Jersey Number: 4
Years with Varsity: 3-years
Other Sports: Baseball/Track
Starting experience: Sophomore – Running Back/Receiver/Safety Junior – Running Back/Quarterback/Line Backer
Rushing: 159 carries for 764 yards and 8 TDs
Passing: 31/85 for 383 and 4 TDs
Receiving: 12 catches 158 yards 5 TDs
Honors: 2015 Philadelphia All-Public
Coaches comments: Due to the small roster of Strawberry Mansion, Basil has had many different roles for the Knights. He scored the school first ever varsity touchdown in 2015 as a wide receiver. Later in the season he switched to running back and led the team in rushing.
In 2016 he started as running back, but was forced to switch to quarterback after starting quarterback left the team. In his third start as quarterback he led the knights to their first win of the season as he carried the ball 16 times for 198 yards and four touchdowns. He is a physical player on defense and is always around the ball. While he is undersized as a linebacker he regularly leads the team in tackles.
He plays special teams as the kicker and occasional return man. He is one of the most committed members of the team and works hard everyday. Entering the 2017 season he is slated to remain the quarterback leading the team as both a passer and runner.
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