Recruiting: Utah verbal intrigued by WSU ride

IT HAD BEEN a little bit since wide receiver prospect George Wilson had spoken with WSU area recruiter Dave Yost. The Utah verbal commit had high interest in WSU, but due to a busy schedule he hadn't been in contact. Last week, though, that changed. He received an official offer letter from the Cougs, which came as a wonderful surprise. It has also affected his recruitment, he tells CF.C.

Wilson indeed was quite surprised when he opened some mail from WSU to receive his scholarship offer.

“I really didn’t know it was coming,” Wilson said. “I opened up the letter and there it was. It caught me off guard, but I was definitely really excited about it. I went to one of their camps down here and I liked the coaching staff a lot. Coach Leach is a great guy and they have a good program.”

THE THREE-STAR wideout verbally committed to Utah last month, but said he’s now keeping his options open with his most recent offer from the Cougs.

“I’m still committed to Utah right now and that hasn’t changed, but this offer from Washington State has really opened my eyes,” Wilson said. I definitely want to see what their program is all about and learn more about the school.”

In addition to WSU and Utah, the 6-3, 185-pounder also holds offers from San Jose State, UMass and Portland State.

“I’m definitely going to take a visit to WSU,” Wilson said. “I’m not sure if I’ll do it during the season or after, but I’d like to go up there for a game. I want to check out the environment over there. I’m also probably going to take visits to San Jose State and UMass. I’ll for sure be going to Utah as well.”

SINCE PICKING UP his crimson offer, the Tustin, Calif., product said he hasn’t connected with the Cougar coaches, but he’s planning on doing that sometime this week.

“The last I spoke with them was about a month ago,” Wilson said. “I’ve been talking with Coach Yost and he’s been telling me about how they throw the ball a lot and it’s a great place for a wide receiver to go play. Their offense is perfect for guys who like to make plays.”

As a junior for Tustin high in 2013, Wilson hauled in 28 catches for 552 yards and five touchdowns. The Washington State staff is recruiting him as an outside receiver, he said.

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