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Wilchers play attracting more schools

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Detroit Cass Tech athlete Kishon Wilcher entered the fall with two scholarship offers, and is generating new interest this fall with Cass Tech off to a perfect season record. His father - Cass Tech head coach Thomas Wilcher - has spoken with several schools who are picking up their interest in the Detroit athlete.
"I heard something about Central Michigan and Wisconsin came to our school, but I'm not sure if they are interested or not," Wilcher said. "My dad told me that Central Michigan is very interested after watching our Southeastern game. My dad also said I was getting stuff from Miami (Ohio)."
Wilcher attended a camp at Stanford this summer, getting a chance to work out with his father's former teammate - Cardinal head coach Jim Harbaugh. Wilcher was encouraged by the feedback he received from Harbaugh's staff, but knows that being recruited to Stanford involves more than just performing on the field.
"I haven't talked to them, but I will probably get in touch with them after I take my ACT," Wilcher said. "I know they can't do anything with me until I get my ACT score."
The two schools that have offered Wilcher already are Toledo and Howard University. He took his first unofficial visit of the process this past weekend down to Toledo.
"I came out very interested in their school. They would be my first choice right now," Wilcher said. "First off, they are recruiting me very hard. Every coach is writing letters and talking to me all the time. The campus is nice, the facilities are nice and it seems like they are a team that is coming up."
Toledo is recruiting Wilcher primarily as a cornerback, but he also has the ability to play on offense and on special teams.
"I think I will end up on offense because that's what I mostly play now," Wilcher said. "Most of the teams were questioning my ability because in the off-season they saw my height. They knew I had the speed, and when they have seen me in the season they saw I could play too."
The 5-7, 165-pound Wilcher has helped Cass Tech get out to a 6-0 start this season. He has contributed eight touchdowns to the cause, rushed for over 200 yards and recorded over 200 receiving yards. He is also the team's primary return man.
"I've had a couple returns, but I haven't broken one yet," Wilcher said. "They haven't been kicking it to me in awhile."
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