Wilson Ready to Announce

The past few weeks have been very busy for Corona defensive end Devante Wilson, with phone calls from coaches, in-home visits and an official visit to USC, but now the three-star recruit is just days away from announcing his college choice

The past few weeks have been very busy for Corona defensive end Devante Wilson, with phone calls from coaches, in-home visits and an official visit to USC, but now the three-star recruit is just days away from announcing his college choice.

Wilson received double-digit scholarships offers, with schools like Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, USC and Washington all pursuing him, and he has narrowed his list down to USC, Arizona and Nebraska with a decision coming soon.

"I'm going to sit down with my family and we will come up with a decision," said Wilson, who plans to announce his college choice on Dec.15th.

The three-star defensive end let us know what he likes about each school still in the mix.

USC – "That has always been my dream school since I was a kid."

Arizona – "They were one of my first offers and I have a good relationship with the coaches and I really loved my visit down there. I felt welcomed by the players and felt at home."

Nebraska – "They have a great defense and they have Bo Pelini, who is one of the best. I just love the atmosphere out there with the fans and everything."

So what are the major factors that will go into the decision?

"I want to go wherever there is the best coaching staff to get me ready for the NFL," he said. "I want to see where I am most comfortable and feel at home, and academics."

Wilson spent this past weekend on an official visit to USC, where he was hosted by his former high school teammate, Demetrius Wright.

"(Wright) said he liked USC a lot. The coaches' treat you right over there," Wilson explained. "I had a great time."

The 6-4, 235-pound defensive end was impressed with the academics at USC and the support system provided by assistant coach John Baxter.

"I learned a lot about their academics. That was a big thing that I wanted to see when I was there," he said. "They have a great academic support with the program that Coach Baxter uses. I learned a lot about the academic side."

And the highlight of the trip was the chance to spend time with defensive line coach Ed Orgeron.

"Talking with Coach O, I love his energy and he is a great coach," he said. "I like that a lot."

Stay tuned to SCPlaybook.com for an update on Wilson's announcement on Dec.15th.


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