QB gets visitor

Tyler Wilson had a special visitor on Tuesday to witness Greenwood (Ark.) High School's spring workout. While Wilson and his teammates went through their drills, an Arizona coach was on hand watching.

Arizona offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes was in Greenwood and got to see the quarterback prospect work out. NCAA rules prohibited the two from having a lengthy exchange, but the 6-3, 185-pound quarterback was impressed to see Dykes on hand.

"I got to speak with him for a short time," Wilson said. "I kind of bumped into him."

Wilson has long been listing the Wildcats and he seemed pleased to have the Cats' new coordinator on hand. Wilson indicated that he planned to call Dykes later in the week to "talk more".

Dykes has already made a great impression on the passer. Their brief meeting today was the first in person contact the two have had to go along with some phone conversations. Even though their interactions have been fairly brief, Wilson likes what he has heard.

"He's a good coach, the kind of person I'd like to play for," Wilson said.

There have been reports that Alabama and/or LSU lead for his services, and while both schools are clearly in the mix, Wilson was quick to point out that the Wildcats were right there at the top of his list.

"Arizona is a great fit," he said. "Coach Dykes is a great coach. The offense is going to get it done this year and they've had a track record of defensive success and should be good this year."

Although Wilson is talking up the Wildcats, he isn't even close to committing. With both baseball and spring football taking up so much of his time, a visit to Arizona and other schools, will not occur until later in the summer.

"The recruiting process is just starting," Wilson said. "I have to weigh all my options to see where everything stands."

Although there is no timetable, a visit to Tucson is on the agenda.

"I need to meet the coaching staff and see what Arizona is all about," Wilson admitted.

Wilson feels that getting on the road and seeing his suitors' schools is very important. "It is tough to say you are going to commit somewhere without seeing the facilities, meeting the players and seeing how you fit in," Wilson explained.

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