Jared Wilson, Morning Journal/Wayne Maris Columbiana Junior had last Friday, made a verbal commitment to attend Wake Forest University.

This was before opening his junior basketball season at Columbiana High School on Friday night.

The Division III state golf champion hopes to continue his academic careers, while still remaining in the game at the NCAA Division 1 Wake Forest University.

Before that, more than 20 colleges had been in constant close contact with Wilson, who in addition to Wake Forest, had taken out time to visit others such as Northwester, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Kent State and Vanderbilt.

So far, Wilson, who is the only state golf champion for Columbiana County has already placed an impressive resume. In September, he went onto capture the Division III state golf title and set the tournament record scoring with a pair of 1-unde-par 71s at the NorthStar Club.

The 16 year old recently made his third straight state appearance after he had placed fifth as a sophomore and 11th as a freshman.

He was also one of the 12 high school boys named to the 2016 Transamerica Scholastica Junior All America Team.

At the Inter-Tri County League tournament three years ago, he was the medalist. And in the same year, he came off equally as the medalist in the Division III sectional and district tournaments.

A private University located down in Winston0-Salem, N.C, Wake Forest competes in the Atlantic Coast conference with other teams as well.

The men’s golf program by Wake forest has seen them capture three national championship titles.

Apart from that, they have also produced some notable players such as Arnold Palmer, who has 4 Masters and 2 U.S. Opens. Curtis Strange is another with 2 U.S. Open while Lanny Wadkins has a PGA Championship.

Darren Clarke and Webb Simpson are both from the University as well and Clarke has a British Open while Webb Simpson has a U.S. Open.

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