Yesterday, the Stanford Cardinal offered class of 2018 4-star wide receiver Michael Wilson from Chaminade High School in California. Before Stanford offered the No. 40 receiver in the 2018 class, Wilson reeled in offers from the likes of Washington, Notre Dame and UCLA just to name a few. However, even though his offer from the Cardinal is still less than a day old, Stanford may be tough to beat for Wilson’s pass catching abilities.
God, Family, Hardwork, Dedication, Dreams. I can truly say#GoCardinals Just received an offer from Stanford University❗️ pic.twitter.com/GrpQW2NMvt— Michael Wilson (@michaelgwilson1) March 21, 2017
A few weeks ago, Wilson and his family drove seven hours from their home in Chaminade, Calif. to attend Stanford’s junior day. However, Wilson left Palo Alto without an offer but he told Rival’s Cardinal Sports Report Jacob Rayburn that there were a lot of positives he took away from the visit.
The reason why Stanford is seen as the favorite to land Wilson is what he told Rayburn about his visit. Wilson stated that he talks to Stanford’s wide receiver/quarterback coach Tavita Pritchard a lot. Not only did Wilson say that but when asked how it would feel if he were to land an offer from Stanford, Wilson said, “That would sound golden to my ears.”
Now, if Stanford were to land Wilson, they would be getting a playmaker on the outside. Wilson possesses great speed to separate or shake loose defenders which also helps him to be a vertical threat (he stands 6-foot-2) on the outside and good threat in the screen game. Not only can he make plays catching the ball, but he is also a good, willing blocker.
Wilson also has offers from Notre Dame, Washington, Arizona State and UCLA.