Wilson Reflects On Official Visit To Oregon

Bakersfield (CA) Ridgeview linebacker Kyrie Wilson may be unheralded, but the quality of play he brings to the field is terrific. Wilson currently holds offers from Fresno State, Washington State, and Oregon and after a recent trip to Eugene, the Ducks have apparently made a good impression on this prospective recruit.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?

"Yeah I do."

Tell us about your overall experience this past weekend during your official visit to Oregon?

"There was a lot of people at the game and it was just energized. I liked that. I liked the academics and that you really have to like school in order to go there because they're really on you and they care about your academics. The facilities are nice too. If you get hurt, there's someone who can treat you right away. The players are good too."

Was there one thing in particular about the trip that really stood out you when you think back on it?

"Probably the academics. I like that they have laptops for you to use for when you're there for your whole five years so that you don't have to go out there and buy one."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study when you get to school?

"Right now, probably business."

How many days were you in Eugene?

"I was there for three days. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday."

Takes us through the weekend. What kinds of things did you get to do during the days that you were here?

"Friday we went to the locker rooms to see the jerseys and everything and then they showed us the training room where they get taped up and stuff. Then we went to the academic building to see the academics and they showed us around where you tutor at. On Saturday, we got up early for breakfast and then I went to the linebacker pre-game thing before they go out on the field and on Sunday, that's when we came home."

Who was your host on the visit?

"Josh Kaddu."

What was it like to be able to spend some quality time with the coaching staff for really the first time since Oregon started recruiting you?

"It was good. It was nice to see what they were really about and what they really want from you and stuff. Like, it's not really all about football. They want you to succeed in academics and they want you to get your degree -- if you don't make it to the next level, they want you to get a degree so you can have a good job."

Which coach did you spend the most time with on your visit?

"Coach (Don) Pellum, the linebackers coach."

Is coach Pellum your main recruiter too?

"Right."

Did anyone accompany you on the visit?

"My mom."

Did you get a chance to talk with any of the other recruits who were in town for the game?

"Christian (French) and I hung out together with the players. We got along good and we have a lot in common, so we got along real good."

Was there an urge to commit on your part at all? Did the coaches push for a commitment from you?

"I didn't feel like there was an urge from the coaches to commit. They just told me to take your time, so there was no urge."

On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being awful and never wanting to come back and 10 being excellent and better than you could have imagined, how would you have rated the trip?

"Like right now, I'd say a 10. It was good. It was real good."

Do you have a top five or anything like that at this point?

"No, but right now I really like Oregon."

What other offers do you currently hold?

"Fresno State and Washington State."

Do you have a timetable for when you'd like to make a decision?

"No, not yet."

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