Drew Wolitarsky (Canyon Country, Calif./Canyon) is a known quantity for high school football fans in Southern California. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound receiver is well on his way to establishing a state record for career receiving yard and has an outside chance at the career receptions mark as well.
But when those marks didn't lead to much recruiting success, Wolitarsky took matters into his own hands. Er, feet.
"Last year I started doing track because I wasn't the fastest receiver," Wolitarsky said. "I talked to my receiver coach, who is also the assistant sprint coach and he said I needed to get into track. At first I didn't want to do it because I hated it as a little kid. But I knew my junior year was going to be big and I wanted to get faster."
Wolitarsky said the jump he made going into his junior year was made again as he moved from his junior year to senior year, and college coaches have taken notice. Wolitarsky picked up offers from Army and Arizona early this spring, but the last 24 hours have seen that total double, as Nevada stepped forward on Monday and Minnesota joined his list on Tuesday. Wolitarsky said both offers caught him off guard, but that's definitely not a bad thing.
"That's a good surprise," Wolitarsky said.
Plenty of college coaches made their way through Canyon High School campus this spring, and Wolitarsky said he's feeling the added attention.
"Sometimes there were three or four coaches a day," he said. "It's really exciting."
San Diego State, Fresno State and Colorado all stepped up their interest in the receiver and Wolitarsky said he hopes offers could be headed his way soon. He will attend the Aztecs' camp on Sunday and will be at camps at Stanford and USC later this month. He will also try to visit Nevada for their junior day.
The Cardinal stand out for Wolitarsky, who said that while he hasn't heard much from Stanford, he is hoping to make a splash at the camp and land on their radar.