Wilson solid to Arizona

Running back Nick Wilson was one of the first commitments to the Arizona Wildcats for 2014. Read on to see if he is commitment is solid, if he enjoyed his recent visit, and more.

Fresno (Calif.) Central running back Nick Wilson was one of the first 2014 players to pledge a verbal commitment to the Arizona Wildcats. He has taken the summer to get ready for his last season of high school.

"I have been having a pretty good summer," Wilson said. "Everything has been pretty relaxed. I've been doing football practice and that is about it.

"I've been working on my speed because you can always get faster. I have also been working on adding weight to my body. I've grown an inch, so I'm at 5-foot-11 and I'm actually up to about 200-pounds now."

Wilson is solidly committed to Arizona, but that hasn't stopped other schools from trying to maintain contact.

"There have been a few schools that have called and wanted me to take visits," he said. "I am very, very solid to Arizona. That is where I want to be.

"I'm very pleased with the visit I had last weekend. That is a facility I plan on using for the next few years."

The running back was on campus with several other recruits, including two other commits from Central High School.

"I was amazed at the facility and the brand new field," Wilson said. "I went and had some of my teammates with me, Devon Brewer and Sharif Williams. (Sharif) flew down there with me, so I was able to talk to him on the flight and I know that Devon has been in his ear a lot too."

Wilson, Williams, and Brewer have all pledged to play for the Wildcats after finishing their high school careers together. It has a special meaning to the running back.

"It's a wonderful feeling to have them coming with me," Wilson said. "I've never had a problem going out and meeting new people, but it is always a plus to have people around you that you know.

"We've been playing together since junior high school. Now we are going to got to Arizona and spend another four years together, so that's really amazing."

During the visit all of the recruits were shown around the new facility for the first time since it had been officially finished. Wilson came away impressed by it.

"The facilities were so amazing," Wilson said. "It was really overwhelming. The weight room, the locker room, the meeting rooms, the training rooms, the cafeteria, they were all pretty amazing."

The event made sure that most of the Wildcat recruits were on campus at once, getting to know each other. It worked, as Wilson was able to meet many of his future teammates.

"It was pretty amazing to be there for the event," he said. "There were a lot of the players and commits there and we got to meet each other. Nate Dogg's son, Naijiel Hale, was there with Jonathan Haden to name a few. I got to meet all my future teammates, including the ones that committed that day. It was great.

"Arizona did a phenomenal job with the little things. It made them all really important and stood out."


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