Big QB has Husky offer

A signal-caller who opened some eyes after leading his team to an 8-3 record last season is San Clemente (Ca.) QB Travis Wilson. With the size and athleticism necessary to be successful at the next level, Wilson is getting a lot of attention and already has an offer from two Pac 12 schools...

"I'm getting a lot of letters, a lot of calls," Wilson told "Washington and Utah have both offered me and Colorado seems like they could be pretty close.

"The rest of the Pac 12 is recruiting me too, plus a couple of other schools."

With his 6'6", 215-pound frame, Wilson already has the stature to be a big-time signal caller at the next level and put up solid numbers as a junior -- completing 58% of his passes for over 2,300 yards, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions while rushing for nearly 500 yards and four more scores.

That size, athleticism and productivity have schools drooling over his potential and with the Huskies getting in the door early, he said the Dawgs have opened his eyes.

"They're a good program and they have been recruiting me for a little while so far," Wilson noted. "They offered me about three weeks ago. Coach (Doug) Nussmeier and I had been talking a little and then he told me to call them back after they got a chance to watch my film.

"I called them back a couple days later and spoke to him again and then he put me on with coach (Steve) Sarkisian and he said that he liked my size and my arm and how I played the game and that they were offering me a scholarship.

"It was pretty exciting for me to get that offer from them. They are both good quarterback coaches and I feel like I sorta fit their system a little, although I feel like I could fit into any system."

Last year, Wilson and his Triton teammates ran a spread system, but this fall, under a new offensive coordintor, they will be doing a lot more under center.

"That's something I'm going to have to work on and get used to," Wilson said. "I'd mainly run the spread, but this fall we'll do a lot more from under center, so I need to get used to playing that way.

"It's won't be harder, it's just different.

"When you're in shotgun most of the time, it's easier to read the defense and you see things a little differently.

"Under the center, you can ready the front a little better, but it's harder to see the safeties. Well, not harder, but it's just a little bit different, so I just have to get used to it."

Wilson said he plans to hit the camp circuit this summer -- mainly quarterback camps and clinics -- taking in the Elite 11 camp in Southern California along with the Under Armor and Nike Combines that will be held at different schools.

"I mainly just work with my QB coach at school," Wilson said. "He's a good coach and really he's all I need to get better.

"The main reason I want to get out to those camps and combines is because it lets me get out there and compete."

Wilson said he's set a timeline for making his decision and hopes to stick to it, although he admitting things could change.

"I'd like to make my decision over the summer," Wilson said. "I definitely want to get out and see some schools and talk to some coaches and I'd like to have the decision out of the way by the time my senior year starts, but you can't really predict when you will find the right school for you.

"I'll take it slow for a little while and I'll get all the information I need on schools that I'm interested in and then I'll sit down and hopefully I'll be able to make my decision."

We'll continue to keep track of Wilson over the next few months as the recruiting process picks up and we'll update things as they happen.

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