You’ve heard of speed week in auto racing?
For Roman Wilson, May was speed month.
Wilson, the Saint Louis wide receiver who will be a senior this fall, followed up his grand performance at the state track and field championships with a major showing at Nike’s The Opening football camp in Oakland, Calif.
He’s back at practice with the Crusaders, gearing up for the team’s run at a fourth straight Open Division state championship.
But he’s not in a hurry to make his college choice. There are 13 D-I schools in the competition to get the 6-foot, 175-pounder: Arizona State, BYU, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee, UCLA, Utah State, Washington and Wisconsin.
“Checking out all the schools,” he said by cell phone Monday after visiting Michigan and Oregon within the last week.
After winning the 100-meter dash (10.68 seconds) and helping to set a state-meet record in the 4×100 relay (42.11), Wilson then went to post the fastest 40-yard time in Oakland’s The Opening — a 4.37. He was also named as the camp’s top overall performer at any position.
“The Opening was good for me to go out there and show colleges what I am,” Wilson said. “I know what I am. It was a matter of proving that I can run routes and catch passes and things like that.
“It means a lot. I’m not really surprised. I know the things I can do and how I can perform. It means more to my family than me. They see all the hard work and extra hours and they like to see it pay off for me.”
The 6-foot, 175-pound Wilson caught 30 passes for 744 yards and seven touchdowns last season as a junior and made the All-State first team.
With teammates Jordan Botelho (Notre Dame) and Nick Herbig (Wisconsin) committing to colleges within the last two months, Wilson and Punahou offensive lineman Solatoa Moeai are the top two uncommitted players from Hawaii in the class of 2020 in terms of offers with 13 each.
247Sports ranks Wilson as the No. 3 prospect from Hawaii and the No. 319 overall prospect in the country.