West Rusk’s Tyree Wilson Picks Up Offer From Washington State
Seven junior football players have scholarship opportunities from Power Five conferences with Monday's addition of Tyree Wilson.
Washington State reached out to West Rusk's key linebacker and became the second school to enter his recruiting mix. Wilson, who also has interest from Louisiana-Lafayette, reported the news through his personal Twitter account.
Wilson (6-5, 225) marks the Cougars program's first regional move as it builds up its 2018 signing class. It targeted Nacogdoches defensive back Josh Thompson and invited Van safety Cooper Bledsoe to join the roster as a preferred walk-on.
Thompson ultimately decided to sign with Texas and Beldsoe accepted a scholarship offer from Indiana State.
Washington State, representing the Pac-12, made a Holiday Bowl appearance last year after an 8-4 regular season under fifth-year coach Mike Leach. It lost the bowl game to Minnesota.
In classic Leach style, dating back to his days at Texas Tech, the Cougars managed one dismantling of a heavily favored opponent in 2016. Then-No. 15 Stanford was handed a 42-16 loss in Pullman, Wash.
Leach has managed at least eight wins his past two seasons. Washington State had not won more than six games since the 2004 campaign.
Wilson was a force on West Rusk’s Class 3A Division II bi-district team last season. He made 68 solo tackles, including 13 for loss, and assisted six other tackles in 11 games as part of a linebacking corps that cannibalized each other’s stats.
Senior linebacker Jacob Waller led the team with 136 total tackles.
In addition to 74 total tackles, Wilson forced two fumbles and returned one interception 34 yards for a touchdown.
Wilson also started as a sophomore on West Rusk’s regional championship game team alongside a junior Waller and senior Joe Wright at the other linebacker spots. Wright was the East Texas leader in tackles that season and moved on to Hardin Simmons University after graduation.
Like all college football prospects currently in their junior year of high school, Wilson will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him in February of 2018.
2018 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Tre Allison, John Tyler, OLB, 6-0, 200 — committed to SMU; additional offer from Mississippi State (2)
- Chance Amie, Tyler Lee, QB, 6-3, 190 — offers from Bowling Green, Iowa State, Syracuse, ULL, Virginia (5)
- Xavier Benson, Pleasant Grove, LB, 6-0, 200 — offer from ULL (1)
- Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DE/OLB, 6-2, 215 — offers from Mississippi State, Texas State (2)
- Trae Hall, Henderson, QB/ATH, 6-3, 185 — offer from ULL (1)
- Chasen Hines, Marshall, C, 6-3, 340 — offers from Baylor, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Minnesota, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech (12)
- Tevailance Hunt, Texas High, WR, 6-2, 180 — offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, North Texas (5)
- Keaontay Ingram, Carthage, RB, 6-0, 198 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, UTSA (21)
- Malik Jackson, Lufkin, WR, 5-8, 165 — offer from Arkansas State (1)
- DeMarvion Overshown, Arp, ATH, 6-4, 196 — offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Colorado, Florida State, Georgia, Kansas, LSU, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, South Carolina, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, UTSA (25)
- Tyree Wilson, West Rusk, LB, 6-5, 225 — offer from ULL, Washington State (2)