Wheeler stays patient with process

Trey Wheeler does not have any offers yet but the Issaquah (Wash.) Liberty Senior quarterback isn't too nervous because lots of schools have been by to see him and he's got a busy summer ahead to show off his skills.
Not only that but former Washington State defensive back Mike Snow is an assistant coach at Wheeler's high school so the 6-foot-1, 200-pound recruit has an invaluable resource to talk with about the recruiting process.
"I'm fortunate enough to have my quarterbacks coach to have played for four years at Washington State so he provides a really good perspective for me especially being a quarterback who some would say isn't the most prototypical being just 6-1," Wheeler said.
"He said to just be patient with it and that's what I'm doing. It's a little bit easier - like Brett Smith from Oregon - being Christians I'm so much more relaxed because I know that the man upstairs has a plan for me so I'm not too worried about it and I'm doing everything I can but it is a little nerve-wracking because your future can be determined with the snap of the fingers."
Coaches from Air Force, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Washington State have stopped by the school so far to recruit Wheeler, who threw for 2,358 yards and 29 touchdowns last season. No offers have arrived yet but Wheeler is trying to be as patient as possible.
"It's exciting, the thought of playing at the next level, there is a lot of motivation for me and the longer I go without an offer the more the motivation builds," Wheeler said. "It's good and there is a little bit of anxiety but I'm not too stressed about it, I'm not too worried.
"There are people around me who are saying I'm good enough and all those things so I'm going to control what I can control and get as good as I possibly can. I'll have no regrets and I'll end up somewhere."
Through the hectic recruiting process, Snow has helped keep Wheeler focused on what's important - and that's getting better. If that continues this summer then the offers should start to come.
"Since he's come into my life I've increased my football IQ astronomically and just being able to sit down with him and talk football at any time and talk life he's been a father figure for me," Wheeler said.
"I'd never take my father for granted, but coach Snow has been right there through any time I've needed to talk to him so that's a really good thing. I feel very fortunate to have that."
Wheeler's recruitment could become much clearer after his busy summer. The dual-threat quarterback plans to camp at Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Boise State and possibly Stanford. He lived in North Carolina for seven years growing up so stops at North Carolina, Clemson and Vanderbilt are also being planned.