When Houston Kinkaid quarterback and West Virginia signee Ford Childress was putting up huge numbers this past year, wide receiver Macan Wilson was his favorite target.
Now the 6-foot-1, 180-pound junior is seeing his turn in the spotlight. Wilson has long held an offer from Northwestern but has recently added to that total.
"I received an offer from New Mexico since the (Northwestern) one," Wilson said on Wednesday evening. "Then I just received one from Cal today.
"[Cal] came and visited today. Their coach said he would probably call my coach later in the day. My coach just called me about an hour ago telling me he got the call and they wanted to offer me. I hadn't really heard much from them before today but I kind of looked into their program because it's one I'm interested in."
The trio offers will not likely be the last ones that Wilson sees come his way.
"I don't have any other offers right now," he said, "but I've been keeping in touch with a few other schools. They want to get a few more looks at me and then they'll make a decision."
Wilson has had a chance to check out a Big Ten campus this spring.
"I went up to Northwestern at the end of March," he said. "It was nice. I was impressed by pretty much everything I saw up there. Coach (Pat) Fitzgerald explained a lot about their program to me and I got to watch a little bit of a scrimmage they had during practice."
Wilson admits that a few schools stand out to him at the moment.
"Both Northwestern and Cal are two of the front runners now," he said. "There are also some other schools I'm hoping to possibly get offers from in the future that I've been keeping in touch with. I've been talking to Oklahoma State, (Texas) A&M, Texas Tech, West Virginia - I think it'd be cool to get offers from any of those schools."
In 10 games as a junior Wilson caught 91 passes for 1,639 yards and 25 touchdowns.