September 13, 2010

Wilson takes in Eugene

One of the fastest linebackers in the West took a trip to Eugene for Oregon's first game. Kyrie Wilson of Ridgeview High in Bakersfield was hosted by Boseko Lokombo and Josh Huff for the weekend. Wilson currently has offers from Oregon, Washington State, and Fresno State and was slated to visit USC on September 11th. With fans clamoring to know who visited Autzen Stadium last weekend, Duck Sports Authority caught up with Kyrie.

"The trip was great," said Wilson, "I got in about 1 o'clock on Friday and spent time with the team at their hotel. We saw the walk-through and the stadium, the locker rooms and the underwater treadmills and all the facilities. We walked with the team from the locker room to the stadium. It was the first time I'd been to a college game and it was really loud."

With a reported 4.57 forty time, the 6' 2" 211lb. linebacker has wide receiver speed in a linebacker's body and the upper body strength to finish the play. 'I've played outside linebacker every year until this year. This year my team needs me at middle linebacker so that's where I'm moving. But Oregon said if I come to Eugene they want me at outside linebacker."

Wilson's style might remind some Duck fans of another linebacker with speed, Anthony Trucks, who of course went on to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL.

"I like Coach Pellum. He's a good coach and I like how the coaches stay on you. You can tell that they really want you to get your education and help you try to get to the next level as well. They don't let anyone rest and they want you to get better every day. I liked that. Coach Pellum also helped me out with some things I can do better and that was great."

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