Playmaking wide receiver/free safety Marquis Wilson (6-0, 170, 4.4) from Draper (Utah) Juan Diego Catholic took his first official visit Nebraska this past weekend and the Cornhuskers passed the test. Though Wilson had a great trip to Lincoln he did not commit.
“The Nebraska trip went good,” Wilson said. “The whole atmosphere was tremendous.”
“The fans were great and showed the team a lot of love,” Wilson said. “They also show an appreciation for the tradition of Nebraska football.”
“I want to take all my official visits before I make my decision,” Wilson said. “Next week (September 10th), I will be in Arizona.”
Wilson also has committed an official visit to Utah, but the date hasn’t been decided yet. He will also probably take unofficial visits to both BYU and Utah State and take a game in at those two universities.
Though Wilson is a native of Utah going for school will not be a problem.
Does Wilson have a favorite?
“Just getting back from Nebraska kind of put them a little bit ahead,” Wilson said. “I’m sure everything will even out when I take my other visits.
Wilson has offers on the table from Nebraska, Arizona, BYU, Utah and Utah State.
Notre Dame and Washington are also showing a lot of interest in Wilson but they haven’t offered yet.
Wilson is still open regarding colleges and is not closed to hearing from other schools
Wilson tallied 39 receptions for 973 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior. What makes his stats even more impressive is the fact Juan Diego runs out of the predominately run first, pass second veer offense.
This talented playmaker has 25 career receiving touchdowns and he’s six touchdowns shy of breaking the state record for receiving touchdowns.
Wilson had a pretty good showing at the NIKE Camp held in Palo Alto last May. He ran a 4.63 on a slow and muddy track at the camp. According to Juan Diego offensive coordinator Greg Williams, Wilson runs the 40 consistently in the low 4.4’s.
Even though the field at the NIKE Camp at places resembled a swamp Wilson showed that he has true football speed when he had the second-best shuttle time with 3.92.
Wilson has even recorded a 34-inch vertical jump.
In an earlier interview with Williams he had this to say about his two-way standout.
“Marquis makes the most out of his touches,” Williams said. “He averages 26 yards per catch.”
“Marquis turns a short pass into a long play,” Williams said. “The thing is he never leaves the field because he also plays corner on defense and is on special teams.”
“Marquis would be the perfect wide receiver in the West Coast offense,” Williams said. “There are not that many players who have Wilson’s ability to turn a short pass into a long touchdown.”