Terry Wilson's lone scholarship offer arrived from Arkansas State months ago. He's happy with the opportunity and intends to inspect the campus for himself. That will come in time. For now, though, he's attempting to stack his chips so to speak. Other schools are sniffing around, and the Del City (Okla.) High School quarterback intends to pull in offers from all of them.
"The schools really talking to me a lot are TCU, Kentucky, Nebraska, Kansas State … it's mostly those schools," Wilson said. "It's schools around the region right now, not much way down south yet."
There are certain systems that fit Wilson, a class of 2016 prospect, better than others. The 6-foot-2 dual-threat quarterback is acutely aware of that. As it turns out, most of the programs that are reaching out most often boast such a look.
When Wilson picks a school, it will be based on fit. He already has an idea of where he may mesh and where he may not.
"Our offense at my high school is an option offense and colleges like that offense. I guess that's why K-State and some of the others are really looking at me. Those schools like that type of offense."
Wilson doesn't mind naming an early favorite among the schools that are beginning to recruit him. The fact that offers are rare for the time being doesn't hold him back on that front. There are relationships in place, after all. And if he's asked to name one team he's taken a shine to at this juncture, he does so without pause.
"I'd have to say TCU right now," Wilson said. "When I went there for the camp, we did a little visit around the school. It's a great school and nice campus. The coaches are really cool. With Coach [Sonny] Cumbie, I have a great relationship with him. That visit just made it stronger."
Fall trips to TCU and Oklahoma State are in the works, but Wilson has not nailed down a date for either trip as of now.
As a sophomore at Del City, Wilson won the starting job and accounted for seven touchdowns in four games before a collarbone injury cut his season short.