Indiana wide receiver talks about his recent trip to the University of Kentucky and his interest in the Wildcats.
Kentucky Sports Report spoke with Columbus East High School (Indiana) wide receiver Duwyce Wilson about his trip to Lexington this past weekend.
“It was really nice,” Wilson told KSR. “I’ve never been to the Kentucky campus and it was a very exciting trip for me. We had a chance to watch practice and see the weight room and many of the other facilities while there. What really impressed me were the great academic programs they have to offer their student athletes.”
Wilson, who enjoyed a great performance as part of Team Indiana in the New Level 7-on-7 event in Akron two weekends ago, used this past weekend to visit campus and take in a practice.
“We had the chance to watch practice and get a feel for what they do on the field. Before it was over we had a chance to speak with wide receivers coach Joker Phillips and also Coach Smith who recruits Indiana. Both coaches said they liked what they saw and that other members of the coaching staff would be looking at my tape this week before Coach Smith gets back with me on if Kentucky will be offering me or not.”
Wilson is a 6-foot-4, 185-pound wide receiver with great hands and the ability to go up and get the ball at it’s highest point. Another area Wilson excels is blocking.
“I do a great job of blocking and going and getting the ball. Right now I’d say these are my strengths with my weakness being I’m really just starting to learn how to read a defense and my strength.”
While many may feel Wilson would be looking to stay close to home, the Wildcats have an Ace up their sleeve without even trying.
“My mom has family in Lexington and she was very excited about the chances of me going to Kentucky.”
One thing Duwyce has learned is his mother is staying on top of things.
“My mom is really staying on top of it. She is very excited that I’ll have a chance to continue my education by playing football. My dad is a different story as he always wants to know what school I might pick.”
Prior to his trip to Akron, Wilson was turning the heads of several college coaches as his film was starting to make the rounds. At the time he held no offers but that soon changed as Wisconsin and Indiana both pulled the trigger last week.
How dedicated was Wilson in proving he deserved an offer? A close source told KSR that Duwyce had planned and saved his money for a spring break trip to Florida. Instead he made the choice to pass on the sun, sand and girls for a trip to Akron that offered football and snow. The results are paying off as several programs are showing great interest with UK being the latest.