May 11, 2012
3-star WR has his eyes on the Black Knights of Army
Three-star wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky out of Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon High School received his first offer from the Army Black Knights during his spring break, but it hasn't stopped there.
He also recently picked up an offer from Arizona along the way, but is also hearing from Minnesota and Fresno State. According to Wolitarsky, both program appear close to extending an offer to the swift wideout.
"Minnesota came out and watched me run some routes," says Wolitarsky. "The Minnesota coach said they are limited on scholarship offers this year and if they had all 28 like they usually do, that he would not have to wait to offer me."
"With Fresno State, I met with the coach at my school last week and was trying to call the head coach hoping to offer me, but he couldn't get a hold of him because he was in a meeting."
But Wolitarsky, is quick to admit that it's hard not to feel something special and unique about that first offer. "That was amazing to be honest and coming from a school like West Point you have to be something special," declares the wide receiver, who pulled in 75 receptions for 1,628 and 19 touchdowns.
"It is a big honor to be offered by Army. The offer was over the phone and then Coach Guyader came out and we had lunch together. We just spent time talking about the school. I have always been intrigued by the Army and wanting to serve in the military."
So what are his plans relative to visiting the historic campus. "I will be probably take my official visit out there in December to meet with the coaching staff, seeing the campus and all that great stuff," says Wolitarsky, who presently maintains a 3.5 GPA and says that he plans on majoring in English or Science.
At Canyon, Wolitarsky runs out of a spread offense, with 4 wideouts and in 2011 the squad went 10-2 where they went to the quarterfinals of the playoffs only to suffer a setback against St. Bonaventure, 38-17.
Wolitarsky already has the size of a mature college receiver, which often gives him an advantage at the high school level. "Typically I'm stronger than the defensive backs that I play against," says the 6-foot-3, 210 pounder, who by his own admission, often has a another surprise for many of the opposing cornerbacks.
"I'm not that slow ... I run a 11.07 in the 100M. Some people see a white kid come up and say, oh this kid is probably slow and then I will turn on the jets and get past them. One of my other strengths is my route running and I've been working on that since my freshman year with one of my coaches."
So what is Wolitarsky looking for in a college? "Definitely getting along with the coaches, the atmosphere," he says. "Meaning, does the team get along with one another and bonds together. I like schools that have culture beyond just football. Of course, good academics."
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