Wilson Enjoys Visit To Arkansas State

Hutchinson LB Kyle Wilson (5-11, 225) talks about his official visit to Arkansas State this past weekend...

"It was a great trip, I definitely like it around there," Wilson told JCFootball.com after returning home from his official visit to Arkansas State last weekend. "Just hearing about the success rate of graduating athletes that go there and also just the feeling like there is a real need for me.

"I also had a good meeting with the coaches. You could tell that they were being real about the stuff they were telling me. Overall, it's a great coaching staff from what I could tell."

Wilson currently only sports one offer, from the Red Wolves, but he's been hearing from several other programs including Iowa State, Kansas State, Ohio, Southern Mississippi and Utah State.

As a freshman last season, Wilson totaled 78 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss, a sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery while playing the WIL (weak inside linebacker) in Hutch's 3-4 scheme.

"I feel like I make plays side-to-side very well and I also do a good job of avoiding traffic with the offensive line and getting blocked," Wilson said last month.

This summer, Wilson has been hard at work improving some of the finer points of his game.

"Since I'm not the ideal linebacker size or height I have been trying to just keep getting faster and more explosive," Wilson said. "I have also been working on trying to use my hands better. I've been trying to become more of a leader for my team and I'm always improving on my footwork and coverage skills."

As a prep, Wilson was a solid producer at Wichita (Ks.) South High School, but he was unable to qualify for a scholarship to a four-year program, so he chose to attend the only school that showed they wanted him.

"Hutch was the only consistent contact I got and they shot it to me straight forward," Wilson recalled. "Everyone else just said they wanted me and would barely contact me, so I just felt Hutch was the overall best fit for me. It's a great program."

Wilson is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.


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