Cass Tech has consistently been one of the top talent producing prep programs in the Detroit Public School league the last several years. The Technicians currently have a streak of three straight years with a prospect playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Class of 2011 athlete Kishon Wilcher is the son of Cass Tech's head coach, so he has seen the parade of Division 1 athletes go through the program in the last decade. Now, the 5-7, 160-pound prospect is a Division 1 prospect himself with offers from Toledo and Howard to his credit.
"I got my offer from Howard when I was at the City Track Meet," Wilcher reported. "Coach Marquez told me they were offering.
"Then, with Toledo, I went to their camp and did real well. I started off as a receiver, but then they pulled me over to DB because they said they were offering DB's. I went to DB, did my thing and they matched me up with the top wide receiver. The head coach wrote me two letters and my dad said that was their offer. I like Toledo. They took me on a tour around the campus and it was a really nice school."
Wilcher continued to work out at both wide receiver and defensive backs for several other schools in June, and has generated more interest from those programs.
"I went to Cincinnati's camp, Illinois' camp and Ball State's camp and all of them said they were really interested in me," Wilcher said. "Illinois and Cincinnati said they were going to try to get me an offer. Cincinnati said there are two other receivers they are looking at also, but I am the fastest out of them. Illinois head coach messaged me on Facebook and said they were working on getting me an offer."
Wilcher is coming off a very impressive track season in which he posted a 10.8 electronically time 100 meters and a 21.8 electronically timed 200 meters. That speed has attracted the attention of a Pac-10 program.
"The Stanford coach called my dad up and wanted me to go to their camp July 20," Wilcher said. "He said they were very interested in me as an inside receiver. Basically I have to go down there and show them my speed."
Wilcher plans on taking the trip to Stanford later this month for their camp. His father, Thomas Wilcher, played running back for Michigan at the same time Cardinal head coach Jim Harbaugh played quarterback for the Wolverines.