Committed Over: Offer from San Jose State, interest from USC
On Film: When you score 16 touchdowns in three games, you can put together an impressive highlight film in only 180 minutes of play. Whenever Adarrus Wilson gets the ball in his hands he is a threat to score, and he does so as a receiver, intercepting pass and returning kicks.
Wilson’s 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame makes him a tough guard for high school defensive backs. In the red zone, defensive backs even concede that the jump balls are headed his way and do their best to disrupt Wilson who comes down with the ball anyway - seemingly with ease.
Wilson’s film shows a player who is not only a big body at receiver, but is also athletic too. He shows very impressive playmaking ability and also a lot of potential to improve even further.
Recruiting Impact: Hawaii had already landed an impressive wide receiver recruit in Kalakaua Timoteo, but the Rainbow Warriors may have gotten one of the biggest steals of 2016 in Adarrus Wilson. Wilson was previously unrated when the season started, but he has quickly earned a three-star rating and moved all the way to the No. 17 wide receiver in the West and No. 84 in the nation by Scout.com’s rankings.
For perspective, the next recruits that ensue him on the national rankings are committed to: Georgia Tech, Arkansas, TCU, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame and then Tennessee.
Assistant coach Abe Elimimian was the primary recruiter for Wilson and it is another sign that the former Rainbow Warrior was a big hire for the program. He has been able to build good relationships with recruits in a short amount of time, and this case shows him as a talent evaluator as well.
With three of Hawaii’s top five receivers being upperclassmen, there will be an opportunity for Wilson to come in and contribute sooner rather than later. His size will make him an immediate option as well.
A class with Timoteo and Wilson would be one of the best wide receiver classes in the nation outside of the power-five. Keeping other schools from recruiting the two may be a problem and if a coaching change occurs with Chow on the hot seat, it could spell trouble as well.
Expert Opinion: “We first saw Wilson at USC's summer camp and he looked tremendous. He's a long, athletic pass catcher with great bounce and body control. He's a natural pass catcher as well and should see his recruitment take off after giving an early commitment to Hawaii.” - Greg Biggins, Scout.com.
Quotable: “Not only do they run the offense that I like and I like their schooling and I like Hawaii, they made me feel like family from the beginning. The coaches really made me feel like I belong there. And that really meant something to me.”
Final Thought: There is always room for a 6-foot-3 wide receiver on a college football team’s roster. Even the average talents at the size can make an impact. Wilson, however, seems to have exceptional playmaking ability with a lot of room to grow still. He could end up being a big-time player for UH