Wilson Gets Early Interest

Sophomore receiver Devin Wilson had a successful season in 2010, both individually and with his team, helping them to the WPIAL championship game. He recently competed at the Penn State Nike Camp, one of a select group of sophomores to do so.

Devin Wilson has already competed on a big stage. The 6-3, 175-pound wideout helped his Spartans to a 12-1 record, and an appearance in the WPIAL championship game for a second time in four seasons. He caught 51 passes for 800 yards and 12 touchdowns, on his way to first-team all-conference honors and second-team all-state honors.

Last weekend, Wilson took part in his first combine, the Penn State Nike Camp. The receiver group at this Nike Camp was one of the most competitive groups, and Wilson held his own as one of the select group of sophomores in attendance.

"It was fun, definitely a different experience," Wilson said. "The beginning drills were something I had never done before. The one-on-one drills were competitive. The shell drills were competitive."

One of the things that helped Wilson compete at such an event, is the competition in his own conference. From top to bottom in his Parkway Conference, he is accustomed to facing a team that has a Division I athlete every week. Since 2006, a member of the Parkway Conference has been in the WPIAL Class AAA championship. The last two years has been a meeting of Parkway teams.

"Yeah, it's definitely a challenge, playing every game," Wilson added. "Even when you do well in the conference, every team in the conference makes it tough each week."

Though he cannot yet be contacted by schools, Wilson has already caught a glimpse of some interest from schools. College coaches that have stopped by his school have inquired through his coaching staff, and he has already started receiving mail.

"I got a lot from Penn State, and Pitt sends letters too," Wilson said. "Northwestern sends stuff, I got a letter from Texas A&M, Oregon and Alabama too."

The local interest from Pitt and Penn State excites him.

"It shows that my name is getting out there, around the Pittsburgh area," Wilson said. "I just have to keep it up."

As for the summer, Wilson expects to be at Pitt's passing camp with his team. He is also looking forward to prospect camps at Pitt, Maryland and Ohio State.

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