Miami (Fla.) Northwestern is not slowing down in producing major college prospects and the 2010 class looks to be loaded with talent once again. While speed is often the name of the game in Miami, Torrian Wilson (6-4/315), is providing the size at Northwestern. The 2010 prospect made a name for himself with some strong summer camps and his play this fall has earned him three major offers.
"I have offers from the University of Miami, Stanford and UCLA," Wilson said. "The Miami offer came in around the third game of the season and Stanford and UCLA came later, about two or three weeks ago."
As is the case with many Miami natives, Wilson was particularly excited about picking up the offer from the hometown Hurricanes.
"I was real excited about getting a Miami offer because I grew up a Miami fan," he said. "UCLA and Stanford, I was real surprised because they're on the other side of the country and I didn't even know they knew me. I grew up a Miami fan. Miami's going to be pretty high because it's a hometown. They're going to be real high on my list."
While Miami is a predictable early favorite for Wilson, a few other schools that he is interested in are not as predictable: Michigan and Wisconsin. Wilson has also been hearing from Gerogia Tech, Georgia, Alabama and Michigan State.
Though he hasn't had a chance to attend any college games this fall, Wilson is considering taking an unofficial visit to Miami for its Thursday night game this week. After that, Wilson will be focusing in on a playoff run that starts this weekend's final tune up.
"This season I've been doing real good," he said. "I'm averaging a good amount of pancakes each game. I think my season's going real good so far and hopefully it can keep going as good as it is."
There are several qualities that Wilson has that allow him to be successful on the field: size, athleticism, feet. One quality is perhaps more important than the rest though and that is Wilson's mindset.
"On the football field, I like to call myself nasty because I just go out with a vengeance on who I line up against," he said. "I like to run block. I think that's what gets colleges, that and I have quick feet."