2021 QB/WR duo Kaidon Salter & Jaedon Wilson talk potential with Aggies
Many high school teams across the state use the spring to take a hard look at the players that will lead their teams in the fall, but it’s also when many of those prospects become big names on the recruiting trail.
The Cedar Hill 2021 combination of quarterback Kaidon Salter and wide receiver Jaedon Wilson have already generated some interest and were both at Texas A&M’s recent junior day Super Bowl party event.
“It was a great visit,” Wilson said. “I like the campus and the environment. All the coaches were cool, and that was about it … They told me that they just want to see me work more and work harder, and that they’ll be back to see me during spring football.”
Salter said that he wished there was more time for him to speak with offensive coordinator Darrell Dickey, who is also the quarterbacks coach, but other than that reported having a good time at the event. His trip there was the first recruiting visit of his high school career.
“It was good talking to the coaches. I met some of the players there and it was nice,” Salter said. “I can’t say anything bad about it. The stadium, everything, was great. That was my first visit like that so it sets the bar pretty high.”
Although it’s still early in the process for both players, Salter holds an offer from William and Mary. In addition to an offer of his own from the Tribe, Wilson also has been offered by Hawaii, Missouri and Utah.
Wilson hasn’t visited any of the schools that have offered him yet, but he has taken a few elsewhere, and he said his trip to A&M held up well when compared to stops he’s made to schools like TCU and Texas.
“It was up there with some of those other visits I’ve taken,” he said. “But [A&M] was one of the best environments I’ve ever been in.”
Wilson added that he was a big Aggies fan during Johnny Manziel’s time at quarterback. Salter was less specific, but said that an offer from the Aggies would turn his recruitment on its head.
“A&M is great,” he said. “It’s close to home. If they choose to offer me, they would be near the top of my list.”