Junior favoring Wildcats

Nick Wilson is considered to be one of the top running backs in the west for 2014. Read on to see who his favorites are, why Arizona sticks out, and much more.

One of the benefits of having the top running back in the country is that it immediately raises a school's profile among talented high school running backs.

Fresno (Calif.) Central High East junior Nick Wilson is one of those running backs that has noticed Ka'Deem Carey's precocious skills.

"He's a tremendous running back and it's cool that his school is recruiting me," Wilson said. "The Arizona staff has been great. I haven't talked with Coach Rodriguez personally, but I have talked with one of the assistants and Mr. Dudek.

"They told me they love the way I run and they actually compared my running style to Ka'Deem Carey. It's funny because when I'm in my pads I actually look like Ka'Deem."

Right now, Arizona is the team to beat for Wilson's services, but that could change.

"Arizona is my favorite because they are the only school to offer me," Wilson said. "The other schools recruiting me are Boise State, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Oregon and Washington. Those are good schools, but I don't know how serious all of them are."

Wilson is already being highly recruited, but has an idea of what his strengths are and where there is room for improvement.

"I would say my strengths are my vision, power and quickness," Wilson said. "I take pride in being able to get into that next level and then fighting through arm tackles.

"The main thing I need to work on is my pass protection. It's a work in progress, but it's something I have to get better at because if the running backs can't pass protect, it's very difficult for the offense to keep moving."

Wilson has a timetable by which he would like to decide, but is not sure how his recruitment will play out over the next few months.

"Ideally, I will decide before my senior season," Wilson said. "I want to take at least four visits and really be able to compare the positives and negatives of each school."

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