As a member of the 2017 recruiting class, Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne athlete Matt Wilcox learned a lot last season as a key contributor as a freshman for the Warriors.
“I learned a lot last year,” said Wilcox. “I learned responsibility and about being accountable. Going from junior high to high school and playing on the varsity, I went from being the man to just being average. So it taught me to work hard and to be humble.”
Midway through last season saw Wilcox start to come into his own as he posted a few games that helped the Warriors reach the playoffs. What should fans expect this season?
“I’m real excited about this season,” he said. “People are expecting big things from us as we had a nice season last year. So we have a lot of returning veterans and I’m hoping to have a good season.
“This year the coaches are talking a lot about me playing both ways and have been working me at linebacker and also like a nickelback. They also have me working as a slot receiver and running back.”
This summer saw the 5-foot-10, 185-pounder hit up several college camps.
“I went to Michigan, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Louisville and Toledo,” he continued. “I attended a lot of camps and did real well at several of them. I don’t have any offers or anything, but the coaches have all been telling me to stay in touch with them.”
“I’m learning to communicate,” he stressed. “Since I’m young I know the coaches can’t call me. So I have been calling them and working to build strong relationships with them early.
“Just building early relationships with the coaches is the biggest thing I’m doing right now.”