Arizona and Hawaii recently offered Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame linebacker Kylan Wilborn as the 6-foot-1, 235-pound three-star gets his recruitment going.
“Hawaii was definitely a good offer,” Wilborn said. “They have been talking to me for a while and I have a good connection.
“They called me and told me that as a staff they watched my film and liked it. It was my first big offer, so I was stoked about it.
“I talked to a couple coaches from Arizona, a good five of them. I talked to Yates and Dudek and a bunch of them.
“It was funny because I got a message before a track meet that said I should call one of the coaches and I would like it. It was Coach Yates and I talked to him and he told me he liked what he saw on film and it was pure excitement.”
The coaching staff has picked up its contact with Wilborn as of late and was upfront with him about the offering process.
“We were talking for a couple weeks,” he said. “Nothing is guaranteed and I thought they were evaluating me. He told me he did not know how long it would take, but I was patient.”
As Wilborn takes a look at the schools recruiting him, he has a good idea of what he wants.
“Somewhere I feel I am wanted by the coaching staff and a school I know I can excel academic wise and a school that has my major and is academically upright,” Wilborn said.
“I want a school where I have a good connection with the coaches and know I can talk man to man as an actual human being and get a human response.”
Wilborn is visiting Arizona next month, but is unsure of when his recruitment will come to an end.
“I am playing it by ear,” he said. “I am kind of new to this, so I don’t have any plans or a timeline. I am just being patient and weighing my options.”