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Aaron Wilson, 4-Star College Football Recruit, Has Died

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Four-star defensive end recruit Aaron Wilson has passed away from cancer, according to multiple reports. He was 17.

Wilson's death comes a little more than a month after his mother, Rasheda Mayse, shared a GoFundMe update saying her son had been diagnosed with a "a high grade midline glioma" and was fighting for his life. After undergoing brain surgery to remove the mass, Wilson was receiving chemotherapy and radiation according to his mother.

Well-known social media graphic editor Hayes Fawcett posted news of Wilson's death earlier today. Also, 247Sports' Brian Dohn, who covered Wilson in high school, shared a message on his Twitter account.

"Please send prayers to Aaron Wilson, his family, his coaches, teammates and friends. #RIP," Dohn wrote.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Wilson was the No. 4 player in Maryland and the 108th-ranked recruit nationally, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

A star at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, he held nearly 20 scholarship offers at the time of his death. In evaluating Wilson last year, Dohn called him a "multi-year starter at Top 10 program with NFL first-round draft potential."

Our thoughts and prayers are with Wilson's teammates, family and friends during this time. This is an unspeakable tragedy.