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Four Star standout pass rusher Aaron Wilson lost his battle with cancer | He was just 17

Aaron Wilson Ocoee High School Florida
Former Ocoee High School football player Aaron Wilson lost his fight with cancer. He was just 17 years old.

Aaron Wilson was a star in the making! The 17-year-old pass rusher from St. Frances Academy was ranked among the top players in the 2022 Prospect Class. Yesterday, his school made the announcement that Wilson lost his battle with cancer.

“Today we lost one of our scholars to a long and hard-fought battle with cancer,” the Baltimore school said in a Facebook post. “We want to extend prayers to his family as well as our Saint Frances Academy school family as we remember Aaron Wilson, Class of 2022.”

Last month, Aaron’s mother, Rasheda Mayse, launched a GoFundMe to assist with Wilson’s medical costs.

On the fundraiser page, she wrote that Wilson was in a “battle for his life” after developing a high-grade midline glioma, a grade 4 brain tumor, the most severe and fast-growing. As of Monday evening, the page had raised nearly $9,000 of its $250,000 goal. He has had brain surgery to remove some of the mass [sic] In addition to chemotherapy and radiation,” she wrote. “He is currently undergoing radiation on his spine due to the mass managing to spread.”

I actually met Wilson a few years ago, in a park in Clermont. He played at Ocoee High School before transferring to St. Frances. He never played a snap but had multiple offers. He held offers from Maryland, along with several other Power Five schools including Florida, Florida State, Miami, Penn State, and Texas.

We wanted to share his highlights because Aaron Wilson was a very solid pass rusher. This is such a horrible loss. We are sending prayers to his family, but we wanted to remember him for that amazing pass rush.

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