Micah Wilson wasn't planning on making his final college decision when he got on a plane to Boise, Idaho, last Friday.
After seeing the blue turf of Boise State in person and taking in the Gem State's capitol city, the Tulsa, Oklahoma prep quarterback knew it was meant to be and committed to the Broncos Sunday evening.
"It happened while I was there," Wilson said. "My plan was always to commit before my senior season so I could focus on winning a state championship. And after seeing Boise State there was nothing else I wanted to see. So I committed."
Boise State was, in his words, a perfect fit in a number of ways.
"I really liked meeting the coaches," Wilson said. "Seeing the facilities and the city of Boise, I really like it. It's a beautiful place and I could really see myself going to college there.
"Obviously them being a big-time program, I've heard nothing but great things about Boise State. I love coach (Eliah) Drinkwitz and I love what they're doing in that program. I've always wanted to play on a big-time team. Boise fits that category. The offense is similar to what I do (in high school)."
Wilson, a three-star prospect with tremendous upside, has a football pedigree that extends back to his father, who played center for the University of Missouri and in the NFL. His oldest brother, Cody, suited up at linebacker and fullback at Tulsa while another sibling, Roman, was an All-American receiver at Princeton.
Wilson flashes his big arm often during games. He passed for 2,371 yards and 34 touchdowns his junior year. He has 5,021 yards and 64 scores in two seasons as the starter at Lincoln Christian. But Wilson prides himself on being more than just an arm talent.
"I don't see myself as having a big arm, but I see myself as a smart player," he said. "I can make any throw I need to, but I am capable of running, too."
With his early commitment to the Broncos, Wilson knows he is likely to hear from other schools as signing approaches next February. That, he says, will not sway him from the blue and orange.
"I am 100 percent committed," Wilson says. "I'm not planning on decommitting. I plan on being true to my word."
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