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Wilcher has a good experience at Stanford

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Detroit Cass Tech athlete Kishon Wilcher picked up his first two scholarship offers of the recruiting process last month. The 5-7, 160-pound prospect was looking to add to that list this summer by attending college camps and his most recent appearance was at Stanford earlier this week.
"We could only camp for one day, so I went down there on Sunday, camped on Monday and came back on Tuesday," Wilcher reported. "On Monday there was a junior day in the morning and their camp was called the Monday Night Bowl.
"I think I did good at the camp. I won the 40-yard dash race, which they call the 'Smokehouse.' The DB coach really liked me and he said I had DB written all over me. I look at myself as a slot receiver more, but he sees me as a DB and thinks I would do real good there and said he would love for me to go to Stanford."
Wilcher's camp visit to Stanford also gave the Detroit native a chance to evaluate their Palo Alto campus and overall football program.
"I liked it a lot - the campus, the facilities and also how they work out," Wilcher said. "There's a type of way that they work out where if you get injured you heal back quick. It's not so much muscle injuries like hamstring pulls or hip pulls, and I like that because I've been having hamstring problems and hip problems."
Wilcher had already received scholarship offers from Toledo and Howard University, and he received positive feedback from the Cardinal about a potential offer from them in the future.
"Mostly I have to get my ACT score up to at least a 23 or 24 then they were going to talk more about an offer. I have a 20 on [the ACT] now. Every time I take my ACT it goes up and most of the time I take it is around football practice when I am real tired, so if I rest up I think I'll get it.
Wilcher was accompanied on his trip to Stanford by his father, Thomas Wilcher, who is also Cass Tech's head coach. Thomas Wilcher and Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh played in the same backfield at the University of Michigan in the 1980's, so this past week's visit to Palo Alto was a reunion for the two former teammates.
"When he first got there they seemed really happy to see each other," Wilcher said.
Wilcher is now done with summer camps and he is starting preparation for his senior season where he expects his performance will continue to draw college attention. Besides the two schools that have offered, Wilcher has been hearing from the likes of Illinois, Cincinnati, Ball State and Ohio.
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