ESP Interview: Willis Wilson

ESP catches up with Lakes Senior RB Willis Wilson…

Willis Wilson is a game changing player for the Lakes Lancers. He has rushed for just under 1,000 yards on the year with 14 touchdowns. He averages a staggering 9 yards per carry and 124 yards a game. Willis is explosive off the snap and as deadly in the open field as any back I have seen this year.

What makes all these statistics more impressive is that Willis has played into the second half only a handful of times this season. With big leads in almost all their games, Lakes starts rotating players early and Wilson has no problem with that:

"It's fun to get pulled at half. You know you did your job in putting the other team away. Let's some younger guys get playing time for next season."

Lakes just completed an undefeated regular season and heads into the state playoffs as one of the title favorites. Willis attributes his personal and team success to a couple factors:

"Our ability to execute and listen to the coaches has gotten us this far. We aren't freelancing; we are doing our assignments and playing as a team. Our off-season workouts were really good last summer too."

Willis said he has received three offers so far this season. Hawaii, Idaho St., and WSU have all offered him to play running back. All three see him on offense but will take a look at him at DB as well. Schools like Arizona St., Utah, Boise St., and Oregon State have kept in contact with Wilson but have not offered yet. Wilson will wait until after the season to take any visits and decide:

"Right now I'm just focused on the playoffs. Our goal is to win the state championship and we know we need to go in taking it one game at a time. After the season I'll look at all my options."

Lakes is a talented team that has a great chance at winning the state tournament. In order to get to the Tacoma Dome they will need their senior tailback to keep making big plays. ESP will keep you up to date on the rest of Wilson's season as well as his recruitment leading up to signing day.

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