Wilson Still on Bruins' Radar

Corona (Calif.) defensive end DeVante Wilson could land an offer from UCLA with a strong start to his senior season...

Corona (Calif.) defensive end DeVante Wilson (6-4, 235) is in double-digits for offers, but there are still a few elusive ones out there he wouldn't mind adding to his resume.

Wilson sports offers from Arizona, Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, Nebraska, New Mexico, San Jose State, Utah, Washington and Washington State.

And schools like California, Oregon and UCLA are keeping a close eye on the three-star defensive end, with a good start to his senior year potentially putting him in the mix for offers from those Pac-10 programs.

"My top five right now is Nebraska, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon and UCLA," said Wilson. "Oregon and UCLA wanted to see some more film from me before they offer, but they said they are still really interested."

Wilson has unofficially visited Oregon this summer and went to Arizona earlier in the spring, as well as jaunts to USC and UCLA, where two of his prep teammates (Demetrius Wright at USC and Jordon James at UCLA) are at.

"I'm trying to get back out to UCLA to watch them practice," said Wilson. "I like the coaches there and Jordon's there and he likes it."

Wilson's most recent unofficial trip took him to Eugene to visit Oregon, and he was impressed with what he saw.

"Coach (Don) Pellum took us on a tour of the campus and we got check out the facilities and everything there is just really nice," said Wilson. "I really liked it there."

Wilson said he was starting to think of where he'll take his official visits this fall, and two are absolute musts for him.

"I know I'm going to Nebraska and Arizona to check them both out," said Wilson. "Then we'll see from there where my other three will be."

Wilson has added more weight since last fall, when he was more slight, as he insists on being a pass-rusher in college as opposed to being switched to outside linebacker.

With Wright and Chidero Uzo-Direbe now gone to the D-I ranks, Wilson is taking more a leadership role with Corona, and he'll line up next to junior defensive tackle Drew James, Jordon's younger brother.

As a junior, Wilson had 84 tackles for the Panthers, and earned all-league honors.

Academically, he has a 2.7 GPA and took the SAT this spring but plans to retake it in the fall.


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