The Boise State football team’s latest quarterback recruit will complete a family tradition by playing college football.
Micah Wilson’s dad, Curtis, played center at Missouri and was drafted by the Patriots. His oldest brother, Cody, played linebacker and fullback at Tulsa. And the middle brother, Roman, was a standout wide receiver at Princeton.
Micah is the family’s first quarterback.
“We almost have enough to make a little team,” Wilson said. “We’ve got the blockers and me to throw it to my brother.”
Wilson (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) committed to Boise State last weekend after a whirlwind recruitment that came a little out of the blue. Wilson isn’t certain how the Broncos found him. They asked for video and coaches got to know him over the phone. They offered a scholarship and he visited Boise for one day on Saturday.
“After meeting the coaches in person and seeing the school and all of the facilities and just the city of Boise, I just fell in love with it,” Wilson said. “I really liked what I saw and I could really see myself playing football at Boise State. I’ve always wanted to play big-time college football so this is a perfect place for me to do that.”
He has been visiting colleges for two years in preparation for his recruitment. He has visited Tennessee, Utah, Missouri, Wyoming, Duke, Illinois State, Oklahoma State, Purdue and Tulsa.
He received offers from Wyoming, Nevada, Illinois State, Colorado State, Harvard, Liberty, UNLV and Yale, he said.
“It was definitely about the fit,” he said.
Wilson will be a third-year starter this fall for Lincoln Christian. He plans to enroll at Boise State in the summer of 2016.
He was 145-for-248 for 2,371 yards and 34 touchdowns with nine interceptions last season. He also rushed for 549 yards and six touchdowns, a new element in his game.
He was 210-for-346 for 2,650 yards and 30 TDs with 14 interceptions in 2013.
Lincoln Christian is loaded for a run at the 3A state title this season (6A is the highest level). The team reached the quarterfinals last year.
“Certainly Micah is going to play a big part in our success this year,” Lincoln Christian coach Darren Melton said. “... I think he’s going to be special.”
Wilson operates a spread offense that incorporates some of the multiplicity of the Broncos’ offense and some of the read-based quarterback runs that have become common at the high school and college levels.
Wilson also runs sprint relays on the track team.
“He’s very versatile,” Melton said. “He’s a guy we can use in a bunch of different ways and that will manifest itself fully this year.”
Wilson was eager to put recruiting behind him so he can focus on his senior year.
“My goal was to have my recruiting done before the season so I could focus on winning the state championship with my team,” he said.
2016 RECRUITING CLASS
– S Isaiah Hayes, 6-0, 185, Calabasas (Calif.) HS
– WR Derrion Grim, 6-0, 194, McNair High (Stockton, Calif.)
– QB Micah Wilson, 6-3, 205, Lincoln Christian School (Tulsa, Okla.)