Nick Wilson was comfortable throughout his freshman season, but a few familiar faces have him feeling even more on home.
“It feels pretty good getting back in the swing of things seeing new faces and my boys from back home,” Wilson said.
“It’s pretty refreshing to have Devon and Sharif here. Now I know I am not the only one from back in Fresno.”
Wilson cracks a smile when thinking about his teammates reaction to their first conditioning sessions.
“I think it is kind of funny,” he said. “I told them when they first came in and they didn’t believe me, so I told them they would see.”
Looking back on his freshman season, Wilson is happy with how it went despite his workload exceeding expectations.
“I think I did really well,” Wilson said. “I passed my overall expectations, but there is still work that needs to be done. Little things that I think can make my game better like vision, cuts, technique.
“It was definitely more than I thought it would be. I wasn't expecting like 30 carries a game. That is kind of how it was in high school, but when you go straight to college and do that it is kind of rough on the body. You just have to get used to it.”
Wilson is determined to stay healthy this season, especially with the way his freshman season ended in the Fiesta Bowl.
“It was a concussion,” he said. “I felt fine right after and I tried to get back in the game, but they wouldn't let me. I want to work on just staying healthy and improving all of the little things.”