On Thursday afternoon, River Wilson, a 6-foot, 270-pound defensive lineman for the Buford Wolves varsity football team announced via Twitter that he has verbally committed to play football in the fall of 2022 for the U.S. Naval Academy.

Wilson helped his team to win back-to-back state championships.  The rising senior had a productive junior year amassing 33 tackles, six for losses, six quarterback pressures and a sack.

Photo above:  River Wilson #51 at the GHSA Class AAAAAA State Championships against Lee County last December.  Photo by Alicia Couch Payne



Alicia joined the North Gwinnett Voice, as the Editor, shortly after the first publication. She is a homegrown Buford native, with the southern charm and "bless your heart" included. ...

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