Willis Staying Wide Open

The Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza five-star safety, Priest Willis, is in no rush to narrow his list down...

Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza safety Priest Willis is one of the more versatile players in the country, with the ability to play cornerback and safety, and he did a little of both at the Vegas NLA Elite 7on7.

The versatility has drawn Willis offers from all over the country, but he's careful to be too versatile.

"I'm not sure which spot I'll play, but I know I want to be a defensive back," said Willis. "As long as I'm in the secondary. Here and there I hear about linebacker, but most are recruiting me as a defensive back."

With offers that span the country, Willis said the attention has been surprising and overwhelming. At the same time, because of the numerous offers, he's staying completely wide open at this juncture.

"Honestly, all the offers have jumped out to me and all of them are big," said Willis. "I can't really say I have a favorite, I'm open to everyone. I just want to go through the whole process and take all five of my trips."

Willis has been to a couple of Pac-12 schools during the spring.

"I've been up to Arizona State a couple of times to see what's up with their spring practices and I'm going to get down there to Arizona and check them out. I've taken unofficials to Arizona State, USC and UCLA so far," said Willis. "I'm hoping to get to some SEC schools during the spring and check them out."

Willis said that no school has even emerged in the race to recruit him the hardest.

"Honestly, every team that has offered me has been recruiting me hard and been coming in pretty heavily," said Willis.

This weekend, Willis will be at the Nike Camp in Los Angeles.

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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