Henry Wilson WMU Football Class of 2021

WMU football added its second verbal commitment of the week for its 2021 class as athlete Henry Wilson Jr. announced his pledge to the Broncos on Tuesday via Twitter.

Wilson is the 16th commit in head coach Tim Lester's 2021 class. He held several other offers before deciding on WMU, including offers from Boston College, Temple and in-state conference foe Eastern Michigan.

247 Sports lists Wilson as a three-star prospect and ranks him as the 216th best "athlete" in his class and the 40th ranked player in the state of Illinois.

The St. Rita High School product shows plenty of versatility on film. On offense, Wilson can line up both in the slot and on the boundary at receiver. Even as a smaller wideout, Wilson's physicality is noticeable as he uses his body well to shield off defenders while going up for 50-50 balls. His physicality also shows as a blocker from the receiver position.

Wilson can also take screen passes and gain yards after catch with his speed when he gets out in the open field, as well as line up in the back field and be used as a ball carrier to give defenses a different look.

On defense, Wilson is not afraid to jam opposing wide receivers in man coverage as a cornerback and shows ability to shed blocks and make tackles in the open field.

Western Michigan's 2021 class currently ranks 79th in the nation and fifth in the Mid-American Conference, according to 247 Sports.

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