Wilson Hearing From UCLA

Dec. 18 -- Tustin (Calif.) wide out George Wilson committed to Utah back in July but always planned to take a few official visits. He tripped to Washington State in October and checked out San Jose State two weeks ago...

George Wilson is a big physical receiver with underrated speed and athleticism. He uses his size well, has strong hands and the speed to get behind a defense.

Despite his early commitment to Utah, Wilson is keeping his recruitment somewhat open and has taken a pair of official visits. He already checked out Washington State and visited San Jose State two weeks ago.

"San Jose State was a good visit," Wilson said. "The team is real close knit and you can tell everyone really gets along well. They do everything together and it's a cool family atmosphere there. They were one of the first schools to show interest in me and were also one of my first offers so I wanted to get out there and take a look.

"I like the offense and the coaching staff as well. I spent some time with Coach Malley, the WR Coach and we hit it off pretty well. He's a laid back guy and very knowledgable. They spread the ball around pretty well and I like their route combinations and how they get guys open. They said they want a guy who can get down the field and feel I could be that guy for them."

Wilson's next visit will be to Utah (Jan. 16).

"I still feel really good about Utah," Wilson said. "I had a home visit with Coach Roderick on Sunday and I have a strong comfort level with him and the rest of the staff. Washington State is showing a lot of love though and definitely giving me a lot to think about. They don't have a lot of depth at receiver and in that offense, you can come in and catch a lot of balls.

"UCLA is also coming around a little. Coach Yarber came to one of my basketball practices and we've talked a few times since then. He was very up front and honest with me, he said they're waiting on a couple of other guys but they like me a lot and could let me know about an offer sometime in January.

"If they were to offer, I would definitely have to think about it, it's UCLA after all. Hopefully they would let me know sooner than later so I could evaluate all my options but right now, I'm just focusing on the schools that have already offered me and have made me a top priority."

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