New Interest in Wilder

Scout.com caught up with Katy defensive back Collin Wilder from Texas. He landed his first offer early in the process and has a number of other schools currently in pursuit. See what he has to say about the most recent developments in his recruitment.

Early on he was offered by a Big 12 program (hint: It's in Lubbock, Tex.).

And though there are no new programs that have offered up to this point, Katy (Tex.) defender Collin Wilder could be on the cusp of more to come either this summer or by his junior year.


"I just have more interest in schools, but no offers yet. Nebraska, TCU and Baylor, as well as Utah and Oregon are some of the schools recruiting me," Wilder said. "So far, those are the schools that have requested that I call them and keep in contact."

That's usually how it starts and for the 5-foot-11, 186-pound Wilder he's not fretting about where things are at the moment. Schools like TCU and Baylor will get the chance to see him (or already have) in the camp setting.

Aside from that, Wilder feels that Big 10 program Nebraska has been recruiting him the hardest and could be the closest to offering.

For Katy, Wilder has been playing the free safety position. And that is the position that most schools are recruiting him for as well. But some have suggested that he learn another position, just in case.

"Free safety, for the most part, is the position that I'm being recruited for. But some have asked for me to learn the outside linebacker position too," Wilder said. "Some even want me to learn a little nickel as well, but mainly safety though."

The Big 12 program previously mentioned in regards to an offer was Texas Tech, which Wilder received at a camp last year. Still his only offer, Wilder holds this program in high regards despite the push from other programs.

"With Texas Tech, absolutely I have a close connection with them. I keep in touch with the coaches and they will be a front runner until the end," Wilder said. "I feel pretty good about the Red Raider program."

Wilder was a big part of the championship caliber Katy program where he recorded 115 tackles, nine pass break ups and five interceptions.

With the process still in somewhat of an infancy stage, Wilder said at times it can be "frustrating" as it pertains to getting offers, but that is mainly his competitive nature coming out. But at the same time, he said that he will be patient and that there is no rush or pressure at this point.


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