TULSA — If playing for a private Christian school (in its first year sanctioned by OSSAA) and on small-school level was expected to hurt Cody Wilson’s chances at a Division I-A scholarship, well it didn’t. In fact, the all-over-the-field linebacker had an offer from Tulsa even before his senior season at Lincoln Christian began.
Wilson’s commitment to Tulsa was the first part of a superb senior season. The 6-1, 220-pounder guided the Bulldogs to the Class 2A semifinals and a 12-1 record. He collected 167 tackles with six sacks and three fumble recoveries. He also had an interception, which he took back all the way for a touchdown. In his final high school game, Wilson was unstoppable, racking up 22 tackles against eventual state champion Heritage Hall. As far as his future is concerned, Wilson couldn’t be in a better spot in his estimation. “Tulsa has a great program,” said Wilson, whose father Curtis played collegiately at Missouri and whose brother Roman is a terrific receiver and kicker for Lincoln Christian. “And they have a lot of young players who are going to be great players and make the program even better. I can’t wait to get started. And it’s just 15 minutes from my driveway to TU.” Wilson was Lincoln Christian’s defensive leader, but he used his talents to the offense side as well, hauling in 13 passes for 196 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also scored twice on six carries from the fullback spot.