UCLA is Wills' Dream School

Fresno (Calif.) Clovis 2016 receiver J.J. Wills, the son of former UCLA running back Shawn Wills, has grown up a Bruin fan and spent some time in Los Angeles this spring...

Fresno (Calif.) Clovis 2016 receiver J.J. Wills (6-0, 165) has had a good spring playing for Team SWAG on the 7v7 circuit.

It's also allowed Wills the opportunity to see where he stacks up with older prospects.

"It's been fun playing in 7v7 tournaments and going up against great players," said Wills. "I know what I have to do to step up and get recruited myself."

Wills also doesn't have to look far if he needs recruiting advice.

His father, Shawn, was one of the top running back recruits in the late 1980's out of Central California before eventually signing with UCLA.

Wills grew up watching UCLA games and visited this spring and went back for the spring game.

"The UCLA spring game was amazing," said Wills. "They were all hyped. They're all teammates but they still came out and battled. Even though they couldn't touch the quarterbacks, they still went hard. Getting to go on the field and meet the players and talk with the coaches was a great experience that I'll remember forever."

Wills has been getting letters from UCLA and plans to camp with the Bruins this summer.

"UCLA is definitely the dream school," said Wills. "I'm ready to step up to the plate and show them what I can do and fill my dad's shoes."

Aside from UCLA, Wyoming and Utah are also showing interest in Wills.

"I'm going to go to the Utah camp this summer too and UCLA's," said Wills. "I'm also going to the Oakland Nike Camp."

Willis hopes to play receiver in college, but isn't opposed to defense.

"I can play anywhere on defense, safety or corner, but receiver is my main position," said Wills.

Academically, Wills has a 3.2 and will take the SAT and ACT in the fall of his junior year.


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