Bartlett's Jacob Wilson Signs NLI with Memphis
Nov. 17, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - University of Memphis Head Coach Daron Schoenrock continues his efforts to keep the area's best talent at home, as he announced that Bartlett High School's senior shortstop Jacob Wilson signed his National Letter of Intent to wear the Blue and Gray.
"We are so excited with Jacob's decision to join our program," Schoenrock commented. He has a strong desire to succeed in this game and is one of the best high school hitters in the entire southeast. Coach Clark has done a great job preparing him for the next level."
A two-year letterman for former Tiger baseball player, Phil Clark at BHS, Wilson had an all-star junior campaign in 2007, leading the Panthers to the pinnacle of the Tennessee State AAA ranks with a 40-5 mark and the school's first-ever baseball State championship. The Bartlett shortstop went 3-for-3 with four RBI and four runs scored in the Panthers'18-7 state-title win.
As a junior, Wilson hit .437 with 51 runs scored and was among the top high school players in Tennessee with 19 doubles and 13 home runs. More impressively, he led the State with 71 RBI. Those numbers earned him 2007 TSWA AAA All-State and TBR First Team recognition. In addition to being tabbed an All-State performer, Wilson was a Shelby Suburban All-Metro pick and was a finalist last year for The Commercial Appeal's Pepsi Best of the Preps player of the year award. He also hauled in All-District MVP and All-Region honors.
Wilson made himself known as one of the area's top talents as a sophomore. He hit .331, drove in 45 runs and scored 29 more enroute to making the 2006 TBR Super Soph Team as well as earning All-District accolades. He also legged out eight doubles and slugged four homers to lead Bartlett to a runner-up finish in the Tennessee AAA State tournament.
Wilson was also recruited by Indiana and Middle Tennessee.