Wilcox Lists Top Schools

Coming in at 6 feet 7 inches, Oklahoma offensive tackle Brad Wilcox stood out among the others during BYU's summer camp. He also attended camps at Kansas State and Oklahoma State following his visit to Provo. The North High School offensive line standout has named his top schools.

It wasn't to hard to notice Brad Wilcox among the other camp performers during camps held in Provo in June. The native of Oklahoma said he enjoyed learning drills from BYU assistant coach Mark Weber.

"Yeah, I liked it a lot and learned tons and tons of stuff," Wilcox said. "I really think Coach Weber is a great coach for the offensive line. He's also a good guy and I really like him a lot. He seems like a good coach. It wasn't the first time I've been on BYU's campus but it was the first time being there for sports.

"The coaching staff at BYU is really great. I really got along well with them during the short period of time I was there. They know how to coach and are good people who know what they're doing. Coach Mendenhall talked about me being a leader and stepping it up. We talked about working harder for my senior year."

Two weeks ago Wilcox was at a camp held at Kansas State and seemed to make an impression.

"I talked a lot to [assistant head coach and offensive line coach] Coach McCarty a lot while I was down there," said Wilcox. "They said they like me a lot and told me to keep up the good work. They said they would talk to me later. They haven't offered me a scholarship yet though."

Along with an offer from BYU and interest from Kansas State, Wilcox is also hearing from other Division I programs.

"The schools recruiting me are BYU, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Iowa State, Tulsa, Washington, New Mexico and Boise State," Wilcox said.

Wilcox mentioned that although BYU is his only offer at the current moment, coaches from every school that is recruiting him have expressed an interest in extending a scholarship offer to him. Despite such, Wilcox said BYU is his top school.

"I really like the location of the campus, being right there by the mountains," said Wilcox. "It's also just a really good school to go to where, being Mormon, you're surrounded by kids like yourself."

After BYU, Wilcox said he likes Kansas State, Washington and Iowa State.

"I like K-State because I got to know Coach McCarty," said Wilcox. "He's a really good coach and I learned a lot from him at their football camp.

"Then [I like] Iowa State, because that's a good football program. I also like Washington because I used to always go and watch Washington and was a big fan when I used to live out there."

Wilcox has begun filling out his 6-foot-7-inch frame a bit. The last time Total Blue Sports caught up with the big lineman he came in at about 240 pounds, but now he weighs 265 pounds.

While BYU is the only school to have offered Wilcox thus far, other offers may be on the way. Wilcox said he is still trying to narrow down a time for when he'll commit to a school.

"I've thought about it but I haven't really decided," Wilcox said. "I haven't really set a time table. To be honest, I'm not really sure when I'll set a time. I'm just not sure."

Although Wilcox isn't quite sure when he'll commit, he is sure about one thing, and that's serving an LDS mission following high school.

"I do want to serve a mission," said Wilcox. "That's one thing I really want to do. I know I can serve a mission if I go to BYU. The coaches at K-State have also said I could serve a mission as well. They said it would be alright if I went there."


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