Arizona Western defensive back Nate Wills is one of the most highly recruited junior college players…
Willis Sets Two Officials, Considers a Third
Nate Willis profile "My top three schools right now are West Virginia, Mississippi State and South Florida," said Willis. "That may change, but those are the main three schools that I am looking at right now. "They are the ones showing me the most love, so that's what I am looking at right now. A pair of official visits have been scheduled and some other travel destinations are being considered for future excursions. "I am taking my first official visit this weekend. I am going down to Mississippi State," said Willis. "Ole Miss wants me there the weekend they play Mississippi State, but I am not for sure about that one yet. "I am going to West Virginia on December the 7th and then I will probably take another visit or two. "Alabama has shown some interest in me, but they haven't offered me. "I am just trying to take my time with everything and not rush into a decision." Willis committed to South Florida over the course of the summer, but reports now that he considers himself open. The Bulls are still in the mix at this point. "I haven't set up an official with South Florida yet," said Willis. "We talked about doing something during the season, but our schedules just weren't compatible. "I might take a trip out there in the spring. I am going to be graduating in May, so I don't have to take all of my visits before January." The three star defensive back reports that he is considering a lot of factors in his decision making process, but that getting on the field is at the top of his list. "I want to go somewhere that they really need me," said Willis. "I want to be able to go somewhere and make an impact right away. "I only have two years left to play, so I want to be sure I go somewhere they have a need and that I am not just being recruited for depth." Ironically, the now in demand defensive back went unsigned out of high school. Willis withdrew from the football recruiting radar pretty early in his high school career. "I quit playing football after my tenth grade year," said Willis. "My grades were always something I had to stay on top of and that was hard to do playing football in high school. "I played basketball and my grades were always where they needed to be, so I just stuck with basketball. "The thing about it was that I always loved football. I started playing when I was four and I just loved the game." Once his high school days were done, Willis sought to pursue his dreams of gridiron glory once again. "I had a little film from my tenth grade year and I sent that out just to see if anybody would give me a chance," said Wills. "Arizona Western decided to give me a partial scholarship to see if I could do it. "I came out here and things have really worked out well for me." With close to twenty college scholarship offers to consider, Willis clearly made the right decision to chase a football future. "I am not sure what I am going to do right now," explained Willis. "I am just want to take my time and take these visits to find the right place for me. "I am real excited about all of the offers, but now I need to get to know about all of those schools are get ready to make a decision before signing day."
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