Texas CB Santana Wilson ready to 'hit the ground running'

Texas CB Santana Wilson is the fifth and final enrollee from the high school ranks in the 2024 defensive back class for the Longhorns who will arrive on campus this summer.
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In the next few weeks, summer enrollees will be arriving on campus for Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian as the program gears up for the start of the summer strength and conditioning program in early June. This summer, Texas welcomes eight new players among portal and high school enrollees who signed this offseason.

Texas football freshman CB Santana Wilson in the right mindset for the start of summer workouts

Among eight new enrollees for the summer semester are four incoming freshmen from the high school ranks in the 2024 class. The incoming freshman who was the highest-rated among the summer enrollees from the 2024 class is the former four-star cornerback recruit from Scottsdale (AZ) Desert Mountain High School, Santana Wilson.

Due to a mix up at his high school and some weird enrollment rules in Arizona pertaining to early graduation for colleges, Wilson couldn't enroll early after signing with Texas last December. Wilson will thus enroll this June with the seven other new additions to the program for the start of summer workouts.

Despite missing the winter strength and conditioning program and spring ball, it doesn't sound like Wilson has let the time get away from him in the last few months. Wilson has been reportedly working with a trainer and has the right mindset to quickly transition to life in college when he arrives on campus at Texas in the next couple of weeks.

Orangebloods reported on May 21 (subscriber content) that Wilson has been "putting in a lot of work to make sure he can get the ground running" when he gets to campus this summer. He's reportedly added muscle mass to his frame while working with the same trainer his father, former NFL DB Adrian Wilson, trained with during his playing days in professional football.

Wilson said that he's probably added "15 or 20 pounds of straight muscle mass" to his frame since he started working with his trainer Chad Ikei during the winter months this offseason.

The competition will be intense in summer workouts given all the young talent and depth Texas added at defensive back this offseason. Wilson is one of five blue-chip defensive backs the Longhorns signed in the 2024 class, which was the highest-rated secondary class in the nation for the last cycle.

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