"...obviously, me coming in with guys who are one year older than me, that’s a building process. I think it will be a great fit."
--Jamil Wilson, Oregon Recruiting Class of '09
Clearly Jamil Wilson sees something in Ernie Kent and his team that many Oregon fans don't see, or at least won't acknowledge: potential.
On Sunday, the 6-foot-7 all-state forward from Racine, Wisc., announced his plans to sign a letter of intent to play for Kent and the University of Oregon, an interesting twist in the on-going saga between Kent and Oregon's faithful. The highly touted prospect is currently listed at No. 62 on ESPN's Top 150 and 35th by Scout.com of all 2009 high school recruits.
With an expensive new arena set to be delivered in 2010 and the Ducks coming off one of their worst seasons in over a decade, is the Wilson verbal another recruiting coup for Kent, or the fodder doubters need to stage their proverbial coup d'état?
We know we've beaten this topic into the ground this season, although rightfully so. But there's no doubt Wilson's commitment and the two recent Oregon wins, as trivial as they may be, change the circumstances a little.
So, what do you think? Does Wilson help or hurt Kent's chances to keep his job?
Will the commitment of highly touted recruit Jamil Wilson help Ernie Kent keep his job, or is Kent doomed to be out the door before Matthew Knight Arena opens its doors in the fall of 2010?
Wilson's signing is exactly what Kent needed to prove his worth after such a rough year. (89 votes)
Wilson's commitment helps, but Kent's going to need a postseason appearance next year to keep his job. (211 votes)
It has less to do with Wilson, and more to do with the progress his current players make this offseason. (99 votes)
It doesn't matter. Kent will be gone before Wilson ever sets foot on Oregon's campus. (43 votes)
442 total votes