Bruins to Watch Wilson This Fall

Bakersfield (Calif.) West cornerback Fred Wilson had a strong showing at UCLA's 7on7 and is on the Bruins' watch list for the fall...

Bakersfield (Calif.) West cornerback Fred Wilson (5-11, 165), is one of the prospects out West who knows a big senior year could give him numerous options for his college future.

Wilson got his first offer, from UNLV, earlier this month, giving him something to hold in his back pocket while he pursues more opportunities.

But Wilson isn't treating the Rebels as a second tier option.

"You know I'm very serious about UNLV," said Wilson. "That meant a lot to me when they offered me. Coach (J.D.) Williams offered me and they like me a lot. I'm planning to take an official visit there during the season after I talk about it with my mom."

Wilson was one of the standouts at UCLA's 7on7 Passing Tournament in June, and the athletic Wilson put on a show on both sides of the ball there.

UCLA has been one of the schools that talk to him the most and have told him a strong senior start could net him an offer.

"They talk to me a lot and I went to the scrimmage on Saturday and talked to Coach (Clark) Lea and Coach (Daronte) Jones and they said to make sure to send them film of my first few games and that they're watching me pretty close," said Wilson. "I know they're not taking too many corners so I know I have to work hard."

Wilson said the Bruins and Rebels were his top schools, but that some schools outside of the region have been picking up interest.

"I've started to hear more from Arizona State, Tennessee and Auburn and even Notre Dame has started to talk with me more," said Wilson.

So Wilson knows that his future could be in good hands.

"I'll play wherever the coaches want me to," said Wilson. "I'll play receiver or corner, I just want to get on the field. The coaches keep saying to play ball like I can and after my first few games, to get film out."

Wilson said that San Jose State and Fresno State as well as Arizona are some other schools he's interested in.

Academically, he has a 3.0 GPA and will take the SAT in October. He said he's already fully qualified, but will take the SAT and ACT in the fall for his own motivation.

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