March 5, 2013

Family excited about UW offer

With family in the Milwaukee area, Fresno (Calif.) Central East running back Nick Wilson was happy to inform them about his recent offer from Wisconsin.

"I know a pretty good amount about Wisconsin because I have a lot of cousins up there in Milwaukee," Wilson told "They told me about Wisconsin and they were excited.

"I know they have a great tradition at running back and are known for outstanding linemen."

Wilson, 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, is being recruited running back coach Thomas Hammock. The Badgers are one of 10 known offers for the four-star junior.

"The Wisconsin offer, I've been in contact with the running backs coach, Hammock," Wilson said. "I talked with him on Facebook and he watched my tape and said he was really impressed.

"He offered me last week and said that I'm a running back he'd like to coach in his program."

Wilson's most recent offer is from Arizona State.

"Arizona State just offered," he said. "I've been talking to them for a while and the coaches said that they would have offered sooner had they watched my film a bit earlier. I talked to the running backs coach and I got a good vibe from Arizona State."

Washington recently received a junior day visit though no other trips are planned at this point for Wilson.

"As of right now I don't have any visits planned, but I just got back from a junior day at Cal. this past Saturday," Wilson said. "I had a good time there. Me and my dad need to take a look at some potential visits because we can't fly out to a ton of schools.

"We have to make sure everything fits well. Money isn't a problem but you have to be aware of the costs when flying to a ton of schools."

Wilson maintains there are no favorites early in his recruitment.

"A lot of schools are on neutral ground," he said. "I like Arizona, Boise State, California, Tennessee and Wisconsin. I'm pretty open right now.

"As of right now, Washington looks close to offering. I've also heard from Florida State, Oregon and Memphis, but not a ton of other schools lately."

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