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Two schools stand out for Wilson

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Arizona and Nebraska have moved to the front of the pack for DeVante Wilson, a three-star weak-side defensive end from Corona, Calif., who plans to take official visits to both schools and probably won't make a commitment until after his senior season.
Wilson, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect, said he's been e-mailing with Nebraska coach Bo Pelini and he plans to be in Lincoln for the Huskers' game against Texas the weekend of Oct. 16.
"Ndamukong Suh played there and that helps them and they always have a really good defensive line and they're known for their defense so I could see myself playing there," Wilson said.
"I've been e-mailing coach Pelini a little bit. He's a cool guy and said he can't wait to see me. I've been talking to (defensive ends) coach (John Papuchis), that's the coach I've been talking to the most."
No official visit date has been set with Arizona yet but Wilson, rated No. 17 at his position and No. 39 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, said he's definitely going to take a trip to Tucson to see a game this season.
He likes what the Arizona coaching staff is telling him so he definitely wants to check out the campus.
"The coach there told me they have three players at my position who are all seniors that are graduating so when I get there it could be a good chance to start or get some playing time," Wilson said. "I really like their coaches.
"It's pretty big for me. I just want to come in and have an early chance to make an impact on the field and get looked at."
Oregon is also making a move for Wilson and the Ducks could be considered the third team on the Corona recruit's list. He also plans to visit UCLA and said USC has recently started to get more involved as well.
Arizona, Colorado State, Duke, Nebraska, New Mexico, San Jose State, Utah, Washington, Washington State and Colorado have all offered Wilson, who said he's planning to take all five official visits and probably won't make a decision until after his senior season.
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