One of the best looking receivers we've seen out West this year is Draper (Utah) Juan Diego's Marquis Wilson. Wilson had a solid showing at the NorCal Nike camp two weeks ago and jumps off the screen when you watch his highlite film.
Wilson, 5-11, 160 pounds is one of the top athletes in the state of Utah in both football and basketball and has been named all-state in both sports the past two seasons. This past year, the athlete caught 39 balls for 973 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also picked off five passes on defense and finished with 17 total touchdowns including punt returns.
At the NorCal Nike camp, Wilson was easily one of the best handful of receivers in attendance and was in the top group of wide outs all day. He clocked a 4.63 in the 40, a 3.92 in the shuttle- second best in the camp, and jumped 28 inches in the vertical. He showed very good hands in the position drills, runs good routes and plays much faster than his 40 time both in person and on film.
Speaking of his film, Wilson is a flat our playmaker who does just about everything well. He can stretch a defense, makes the tough catches in a crowd and runs very well after the catch. He's also not afraid to get physical and had some huge crackback blocks where he knocked the defenders silly.
We were equally impressed with Wilson on defense and feel he has the talent to play corner at the college level if things don't work out at receiver. When you throw in the fact Wilson is a great return specialist and it's no wonder his recruitment is taking off.
"I have scholarship offers from Nebraska, Utah and Utah State right now," Wilson said. "I'm also hearing from Notre Dame, BYU, Cal and Arizona. Notre Dame, Arizona, Nebraska and Utah are my top schools and I'm looking for a college where I'll get along well with the coaching staff, has a nice location and good tradition for football."
Academically, Wilson is carrying a 3.1 GPA and will take the SAT later in the year.