Wilson Impressed With BYU Offense

Cougar tight end recruit Richard Wilson was in attendance for BYU's season opener against UNI and watched BYU tight end Dennis Pitta's record-breaking game.

The nation's seventh-ranked tight end was at LaVell Edwards Stadium to watch BYU's first game again UNI. Richard Wilson couldn't stay for the entire game, but he stayed long enough to see the Cougar offense put up some impressive numbers.

"I was there with my cousin Marcus Tase, who is a sophomore running back and kick returner," said Wilson. "We were there for only a half, so I didn't see when their offense was really on a roll, but the more I saw [the more] they looked good."

So did he cheer for BYU?

"Yeah, I was definitely," Wilson said. "I was cheering for BYU."

Cougar quarterback Max Hall found the 6-foot-5-inch, 250-pound Dennis Pitta 11 times during the Cougars' 41-17 victory over the Panthers.

"They use their tight end a lot, and I like to see that," said Wilson regarding the Cougars. "It was good and I thought it was awesome. I talked to Coach Doman after the game and he said, ‘Just imagine yourself where the tight ends are at and see how you would fit in here.' To see the tight ends catch the ball is definitely exciting, and that's what I want to do, is catch the ball."

Pitta racked up 213 yards against UNI, a feat that is tied with Eric Drage's 1993 performance against Air Force as the 10th highest receiving performance in BYU history.

"It exciting because BYU is a school that uses the tight ends a lot," said Wilson. "That's just a huge thing for me just to see that. It was awesome to see that."

BYU will next face off against the Washington Huskies. Wilson feels that the Cougars will come away from Seattle with another victory under their belt.

"Yeah, I'll be watching the game this Saturday," Wilson said. "There isn't much to do on Saturday since we play our games on Friday, so I usually just watch more football. I think BYU will come out on top. I watched Washington play against Oregon, and the way BYU played last week, I think they should come out on top."

Wilson said his official trip to BYU will be in January. However, that trip will depend on whether or not he has already committed to a school. He said he may end up making a commit sometime in November.


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