Cox ATH Dominic Wilson (Photo: Brian Knight/recruit757)
For Dominic Wilson, the decision was easy
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Cox athlete Dominic Wilson (2021 WR/DB 6-3 180) picked up his first college opportunity a few months ago.
The US Naval Academy and assistant coach Robert Green offered Wilson as a part of their class of 2021 recruiting efforts. In his junior season, Wilson was a Second Team All-Beach District selection at defensive utility and he was a First Team All-757 Juniors team selection at offensive utility.
On Saturday, Wilson made the decision to commit to the Midshipmen.
“Coach green called me up to check on me. After we talked, I talked to my family. I thought… what is the point on waiting to commit when the Naval Academy believed in me and gave me the opportunity? So I took the opportunity that was presented to me and I’m so glad I did,” Wilson said. “Navy made my decision an easy one. They were consistent (and there for me).”
Wilson was getting plenty of recruiting attention, but Navy certainly was there throughout. When other schools hesitated to pull the trigger, Coach Green stayed the course.
“They are recruiting me as a receiver. We’re going to talk more on Monday,” Dominic reported.
Along with the commitment to a service academy comes the requirement of admission. Service academies can recruit as many athletes as they like, since all students attend and in return give a commitment to military service after graduation. Graduates enter the military as an officer with a college education. Athletes are held to the same standard as every other midshipman (or cadet as the case may be), so participating in a sport is a responsibility over and above all of the other demands.
Additionally, Dominic will have to receive commendation in order to be admitted. That requires a congressional nomination. The nomination process includes submitting an essay, three recommendations, transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, and a resume.
His verbal commitment is one phase of a process. Attending the Naval Academy and earning a degree is an opportunity that can set him on a great path for success in life.
– Andy Hilton