Sunday, November 25, 2012
WR Wilson awaiting potential PSU offer
By Josh Moyer
Three-star wideout Devin Wilson thinks about a potential Penn State offer "a lot."
He reflected on it Saturday, when he stuffed his hands in his pockets and watched Penn State warm up before the game. He thought about it the day before, and he pondered it again Sunday.
The senior out of Mckees Rocks (Pa.) Montour thinks the coaching staff could make a decision within the next two weeks -- and that time can't come fast enough.
"That's really how I am, on pins and needles," he said. "I'm hoping and I'm kind of waiting it out. I'm hoping, but I'm trying to not expect anything."
Penn State assistant Charlie Fisher told the recruit his highlight film was recently forwarded to Bill O'Brien and the receivers coach. They should watch it soon, Fisher told him, and Wilson expects a decision to come from there.
Wilson stopped short of directly calling Penn State his top school, but he acknowledged the in-state university was near the top. He has offers from Akron, N.C. State, Ohio and Temple -- and he said Penn State is the main school still recruiting him without offering.
The 6-foot-2, 178-pound wideout still receives handwritten letters from Fisher, the quarterbacks coach, and chats with him about every other week. Penn State's interest in Wilson seemed to dovetail before the season began, but it picked up a few games in.
"I just like everything about Penn State," he said. "I like how the school is academic-wise, I like the campus, I like the way the coaches are and what they bring.
"It's more of a university campus setting instead of a city, and the playing situation is higher. If they offer you, then they really like you. That's one of my big priorities in picking a school."
And what happens if Penn State delays its decision to offer Wilson a scholarship?
Well, the wideout said, that's fine, too. He'd like to know soon, but he holds more backup plans than the average athlete because he's also receiving scholarship offers to play basketball. Thanks to his performance on the hardwood, he holds offers from Drexel, Robert Morris, St. Bonaventure and Akron.
Wilson isn't interested in playing two sports, and he doesn't even have a preference in which sport he plays. He's basing it all on the school he wants to attend.
"That's basically how I'm doing it," he said. "I'm choosing it more on the school over the actual sport. ... I'm kind of just waiting for Penn State's coaches to get back to me and let me know where I stand."