Corner Canyon QB Zachary Wilson Gaining Recruiting Momentum

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah -- After a decent stretch to kick off the spring evaluation period, three-star quarterback Zachary Wilson has a half dozen scholarship offers with several other schools expressing interest...

Zachary Wilson was hopeful the spring evaluation period would be fruitful and that's exactly what has unraveled.

The three-star quarterback from Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon is up to a half dozen scholarship offers and more could be on the way.

"Having coaches come out to see me throw has been one of the biggest things," Wilson said. "Looking at my film from last year, a lot of coaches thought I was smaller than I am now. I've been putting on some size and that's helped. Recently at the Elite 11 in L.A., I was about 176, and when I got back from my trip to Hawaii I weighed 200.

Hawaii drew a visit earlier this spring and the 6-foot-3, 200-pound prospect added an offer from the Warriors in late April.

"I definitely like coach (Craig) Stutzmann a lot," Wilson said. "I also like coach (Nick) Rolovich a lot and think they're doing a great job with the offense. I know they're trying to get people to go out there and play for them. It's like playing in paradise, so I know it's definitely a place to look at for recruits.

"Coach Stutzmann came out to watch me throw and coach Rolovich talked to me more on a personal level when I was down there. He was into my character and how I talk to people more so than my abilities. I would love to get back there. My grandmother still lives out there and my dad was born and raised there, so it's a great place."

Fresno StateNevada and Utah State also offered earlier this spring. Idaho offered this week, while the likes of TennesseeArizona State and Boise State have dropped through recently to see Wilson throw.

Zachary Wilson at Fresno State

"Having coach (Jeff) Tedford running that system at Fresno State is huge, knowing the type of talent he's put through to the next level at Cal and Fresno," Wilson said. "He's a great coach to play for and you could do big things going through him. Watching coach (Kalen) Deboer's offense seems good and it seem like they're going to be bringing in some good talent.

"I like Utah State a lot as well. Matt Wells has been very good in all of our conversations. And I really wasn't talking to Nevada much, but once I went up there and coach (Matt) Mumme offered me, I've been looking at the offense and really loving it, just knowing they're running an Air Raid kind of like Washington State."

With new schools joining the picture seemingly every week and more expressing interest, Wilson said he intends to take his time with the process until he finds the perfect spot.

"It's probably going to come down to where I fit in best and the system I'm in," Wilson said. "I'm going to try to take some more unofficial visits and decide when the time comes.

"It's definitely later for me than it was for some (other quarterbacks), but I'm thinking about deciding maybe at the end of camp season once I feel out every school and figure out which one has the most interest in me and which one I've got the most interest in. Maybe it could be a little into the season or, say I pull in an offer that I would like to see, it could be earlier."

Wilson completed 67 percent of his pass attempts for 2,708 yards and 20 touchdowns in 10 games as a junior last season, tacking on over 500 rushing yards. He was QB MVP at the Level Up Elite camp last weekend in Utah.

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