A five-star recruit coming out of high school, James Wilson is hoping the 2011 season wasn’t his last at Florida.
According to the Florida Times-Union, the Gators offensive lineman (pictured, No. 66) has petitioned the NCAA for a sixth season of eligibility. Wilson dressed for four games during his true freshman season in 2007 but ultimately used his redshirt year, then missed the final 10 games of the 2010 season due to a left knee injury.
There’s no word on when the player and the school will receive a decision from the NCAA, although both parties are hopeful one will come before the start of spring practice next month.
Wilson has played a total of 38 games during his time in Gainesville, including 12 last season. he’s had five starts, with four of those coming in 2009.
Coming out of Ponte Vedra, Fla., in 2007, Wilson was one of the most highly-rated interior linemen in the country, ranking as the No. 1 guard. Additionally, he was the No. 2 player in the state of Florida and the No. 12 player at any position overall.