Steven Wesley talks recruiting

Steven Wesley, a defensive back at Arlington Bowie High School in Texas, received his first offer in February and his second offer in March. The 6-foot, 185-pound athlete has been getting plenty of attention and likely on track to see his offer list increase in the coming months.

"My first offer was from TCU in mid-February," said Steven Wesley.

"A couple of weeks ago my coach [at Bowie] told me that Wake Forest called him and to let me know I had an offer from them. They liked my size and speed at cornerback. I was excited to get my second offer. I'm hoping to learn a little more about the [Wake Forest] program. I'm going to be calling the coaches soon for more details. I'll likely make a visit there over the summer."

Wesley was named All-District Honorable Mention in the highly competitive Texas 4-5A in his first year as a starter.

"It went fairly well," Wesley said of his junior season. "I played inside corner. During the season I improved backing off coverage and not jamming. I'm not sure what all of my stats were, but I know I had 12 pass deflections. I also returned kicks. I didn't have any for touchdowns, but made some big runs."

Wesley runs the open 200 meter dash for the Volunteers' track team with a personal best of 22.3. He ran a 4.48 40-yard dash last summer at a Kansas State camp. That kind of speed grabs coaches attention as does making a big splash in Dallas-Fort Worth area football.

"I've been hearing from Oklahoma State, Kansas, and Iowa State," said Wesley on his recruiting. "I went to a few junior days at TCU, Texas A&M, and Kansas State on March 3rd with Eric Rivers. I liked how humble the staff was [at Kansas State]. I like what the head coach had to say about what he's building up to. They invited me to come back out there this spring.

"I was hoping to make my [college] decision sometime between the end of spring practice and the beginning of my senior year. What will help me determine where I want is go is the coaching staff and how soon it will be before I can get on the field."

Arlington Bowie lost some top defenders from last years 9-4 team like Jesse Rogers, who signed with North Carolina, and Demonte Hood, who signed with Kansas State. Their secondary should be set with returning starters Wesley, Wesley Thomas, and Edwin Freeman. Wesley says he's also excited about seeing some action at wide receiver next season. He wears No. 45 for the Volunteers.

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