St. Bonaventure RB On Fresno State Radar

The last time Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure running back Chuck Wick witnessed the college football recruiting process inside his household, he saw his older brother Shawn on pins and needles before landing a late offer from Wyoming, then committing to the Cowboys’ 2012 class.

Now, the younger Wick is getting interest from FBS programs, particularly Wyoming’s Mountain West rival: Fresno State.

“They talk to me a lot,” the Class of 2018 prospect said. “I talk to them too. I’m really interested. I’ll be going to the camp on June 16 [at Thousand Oaks High School].”

Wick emerged as the explosive, gritty, do-everything weapon for the Seraphs last season. The 6-foot, 180-pound Wick was always a threat to break loose for 20 yards or more regardless if he took the handoff, caught the ball out of the backfield or returned a kickoff.

Wick, who runs a reported 40-yard dash time of 4.53, said he’s building an early relationship with one Bulldog assistant.

“I’ve talked to Joe Bernardi [tight ends coach] a couple of times,” Wick said. “He’s a really nice guy. Real approachable.”

Wick describes himself as a humble guy, and is open to any college team that offers him a free education.

“I would highly consider any school that offers me,” Wick said. “I’m a loyal person. When it comes to the first school that offers me, I would show respect for them.”

The Bulldogs aren’t the only FBS program to place Wick on their recruiting radar. He adds that San Diego State, USC, UCLA, Texas Christian and Texas Tech have approached him, especially during the spring.

He’s been following older brother’s advice, as he embarks on his own recruiting trail.

“It’s about going to a lot of camps, getting to know people, getting to know coaches and communicate with everyone,” Wick said.

He’s also eagerly waiting for the football to come his way this fall, as St. Bonaventure looks to improve from its 7-4 showing in 2015-16.

“We’ve got a lot of experience coming back,” Wick said. “We got our whole offensive line back with Casey Roddick [who has six reported FBS offers] back at left tackle. We’re going to be real physical, play hard-nosed football with inside runs and play action and go down the middle of the defense.”


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