Wilson ready for immediate impact

Nick Wilson believes he can make an immediate impact and it is hard to argue. Read on to see why that is, his thoughts on playing with his high school teammates, and more.

It can be argued that 2014 Fresno (Calif.) Central East running back Nick Wilson is the most important UA football recruit in his class.

Possessing the pre-requisite strength and quickness to make an immediate impact, Wilson figures to push for the starting running back spot.

He also plays for a program that has as many quality prospects as any team in California.

"The talent in this area is really high right now," Wilson said. "Not just at my high school, but at the other ones as well.

"It helps that there are so many good players in this area because it keeps all of us motivated."

Known and respected by many of his peers, Wilson started subtly wooing his fellow teammates. A couple of them took the bait.

"I knew that Sharif (Williams) and Devon (Brewer) could become interested in the school because there were some real advantages for them," Wilson said.

"I've known these guys forever and we all really have a bond that is hard to explain. One can makes plays as a defensive back who can get the ball and take it back and the other guy is so big and strong that it makes it hard on an offense to run on you.

"I knew for sure Devon was all in at some point this summer and it was only a matter of time before the big fella came along."

While Arizona fans eagerly await Brewer and Williams' contributions on the field, it is Wilson that will garner the most immediate attention.

And he is ready for that.

"The running back is always going to have a lot of the spotlight on them," he said. "You look at what their running back last season did and the kind of talent already on the roster and it's obviously going to be a big competition. And I'm ready to go."

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