Wolitarsky has interest in Midwest

Northwestern has not shown heavy interest in Canyon High School (Canyon Country, Calif.) wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky, who is third in California history in receiving yards entering his senior season. What schools have reached out to the prolific three-star recruit? Find out in this PurpleWildcats.com recruiting update.

The cell phone of Drew Wolitarsky, an accomplished wide receiver prospect out of Canyon High School in California, struggles with reception problems, or as Wolitarsky put it, is "a disaster."

This fact is ironic because Wolitarsky himself has never had any such receiving troubles.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound wideout burst onto the scene as a high school freshman, hauling in 38 catches for 750 yards and six touchdowns in just nine games. Then, as a sophomore, Wolitarsky racked up 1,472 yards on 77 receptions -- a performance that earned him a host of honors, including first team all-league, first team all-California Interscholastic Federation, first team all-underclass and first team all-SuperSoph.

But Wolitarsky was just getting started. Last year, the three-star recruit racked up 1,643 yards on 70 receptions, as well as 19 touchdowns.

Taken together, Wolitarsky has accumulated 3,865 yards, leaving him third all-time in the state of California and, according to his own count, about 660 yards short of the all-time record.

Such mind-boggling statistics have not gone unnoticed, as Wolitarsky, Scout.com's No. 73 wide receiver in the class of 2013, has picked up offers from Arizona, Army, Hawaii, Minnesota, Nevada, San Diego State and San Jose State.

While more offers may very well roll in, Wolitarsky said three schools, in particular, stand out at the moment.

"I really like Minnesota, and also Army because the coaches have been in the most contact," he said. "Also, I went to the San Diego State camp, and I really liked their campus and I also really liked their coaches – they're really nice guys."

Scheduled to visit San Jose State this weekend, Wolitarsky said he has not yet received significant interest from Northwestern, but he noted that he is strangely attracted to the prospect of playing in a cold-weather environment.

"Weather, I'm not too picky – I don't need a 78-degree weather forecast," the California product said. "But I can deal with the snow. I kind of like the snow just because I haven't grown up with it, so I'd kind of like to go out and see it. … I'm actually kind of looking forward to something like that."

Though Wolitarsky has demonstrated above-average speed – running an 11.05 in the 100-meter dash and 22.66 in the 200-meter dash during last spring's outdoor track season – he is in no hurry to make a decision.

Instead, the soon-to-be senior is likely to wait until after his senior campaign, when more schools have had the chance to offer and when he has had more chances to make visits.

In the meantime, Wolitarsky will have no shortage of goals to keep him busy.

"[My] No. 1 [goal] is breaking [the California receiving yards] record," he said. "No. 2, I want to finish off good, being my senior year and all, so I'd want to at least get to the quarters in the playoffs. I also want to break [our school's] yard record. I've broken the record, but I want to break my own record. And then I just want to improve from last year, so I just want to do everything a step above last year, that's my goal."

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