At the recent NIKE 7 on 7 Passing Championship, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian steamrolled through the competition to easily win the tournament. The top receiver in the tournament was Oaks standout Sean Wiser who gave us a quick recruiting update at the event.
Going in to the tournament, we knew Wiser, 6-2, 185 pounds, was good, but we didn't realize he was this good. He shows up very well on film flashing better than average speed and athleticism to go with great hands and the ability to run after the catch.
However, when you watch him up close at a tournament like this, you appreciate his burst and ability to get open even more. In their opening win over Long Beach Poly, Wiser blew right past the state's top cornerback Donovan Warren twice for touchdowns. In a semi-final win over Culver City, Wiser made one of the catches of the tournament jumping over a defender and making an incredible acrobatic coach before landing on his head in the end zone.
"Yeah, I was a little woozy after that one but at least I made the catch," Wiser said smiling.
When the discussion of who the top wide out in the state is, Wiser rarely has his name mentioned but in our eyes, he should rank right up at the top as of the elite players at his position. He has all the physical tools to play early in college and is just as strong academically boasting a 3.9 GPA with a 29 on the ACT.
Wiser said academics will play a big role in his college choice and that's evident in his list of favorites.
"The schools I'm considering are Stanford, Virginia, Duke and Oregon," Wiser said. "I'm in the process of finishing up my application for Stanford right now and have a couple of more essays to write. My guidance counselor has been tough to reach so it's coming along but I'm not quite there yet.
"I would like to make my decision before the season but I need to see Virginia first. I want to take an unofficial visit there next month but if I'm not able to make it out there, I'll wait until the fall and take an official visit. Those are my top two schools right now but things are kind of on hold until I turn in my Stanford application and take that visit to Virginia."