Aaron Wilson, a highly talented football star and top college prospect at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, has died at the age of 17 due to cancer, the school shared in a Facebook post.
Wilson was considered to be one of the highest prospects for the class of 2022.
"Today we lost one of our scholars to a long and hard fought battle with cancer. 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," the school wrote.
Just last month, Wilson's mother Rasheda Mayse started a GoFundMe to help with her son's medical costs with a goal of $250,000. One the page, she wrote that he was in a "battle for his life" after he was diagnosed with a "high grade midline glioma, a grade 4 brain tumor," which is considered the most severe and fast-growing kind.
"He has had brain surgery to remove some of the mass. In addition to chemotherapy and radiation."
According to 247Sports, Wilson was rated as the fourth-best player in his class in Maryland, playing defensive end. He held offers to play football at college football powerhouses Maryland, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Penn State and Texas.
Source: The Baltimore Sun