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Wheeler thinking about official visit

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Wyoming was the first program to offer Trey Wheeler and the Issaquah (Wash.) Liberty Senior dual-threat quarterback is excited about it but not yet ready to commit because he hasn't been to campus.
There is no set date for an official visit but Wheeler, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound two-star prospect by Rivals.com, said he's going to set one up either during or after his senior season. Since there's no rush to commit, Wheeler wants to focus on his final year of high school football as well.
"I was officially offered by Wyoming," Wheeler said. "They sent a letter in the mail and that's really exciting. I'm really excited about it. It's going to be tough to make any kind of decision before I get out there so that's what I'm looking to do hopefully in the near future.
"I want to get out to Laramie and meet the coaching staff in person and see the facilities and see the school. There's no really set timeline. In my mind, it's going to be hard to go somewhere I haven't seen so knowing that the best-case scenario would be getting a visit in before I have to make a decision and hopefully commit if that is the right place for me."
Wheeler knows a lot about Wyoming coach Dave Christensen's past including his time working with Missouri quarterbacks Brad Smith and Chase Daniel.
Assistant coach Pete Kaligis, who recruits Wheeler's area, has also been in close touch and Wheeler has chatted with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo, too.
Wheeler, who completed 61 percent of his passes and threw for 2,358 yards with 29 touchdowns last season, is getting a good feel for the entire Wyoming staff but doesn't want to make an early commitment before taking a visit to campus. He said regular mail from other programs is arriving but no other teams have talked about an offer yet.
"(Christensen) knows what he's talking about especially from an offensive point of view and that's really exciting especially since I play quarterback," Wheeler said. "That's definitely high on my radar and something I'm going to look at before I make my decision.
"Coach Kaligis is the recruiting coach for my area. He's a great guy and I really enjoyed speaking with him this spring. Coach Arroyo, the quarterbacks coach, has high energy and he has a good grasp of what they're doing. We have a pretty good rapport, we haven't spoken a whole lot, but the times we have he's really easy to talk to."
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