October 8, 2012
3-Star WR has Army in his Top 4
Army has already registered success on the West Coast relative to their 2013 recruiting class, where the Black Knights have received verbal commitments from 3-star offensive tackle, Patrick Joseph and defensive end Andrew McLean from Arizona and Colorado respectively.
But the Black Knights' coaching staff is working hard to lock down another top prospect from that region, but they will have their work cut out for them.
High on Army's list and he has been for some time now is wide receiver, Drew Wolitarsky, who recently had his name added to the California scholastic football record books.
Wolitarsky, who is out of Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon High School broke the state's receiving yardage record on Friday when his team took on Golden Valley. Wokitarsky's current career total of 4,585 yards surpassed that of former USC great and current St. Louis Rams' wideout, Steve Smith.
"Yes, I just broke the state receiver record," shared an elated Wokitarsky. "Man, I was pumped."
But it may not stop there for the talented prospect who is also closing in on the state's career reception totals. The 6-foot-3, 210 pounder has an impressive 240 catches to his credit and is 31 short of Smith's only remaining record.
With nine offers to his credit, Wolitarsky shared with GoBlackKnights.com, that 4 schools have separated themselves from the pack.
"I'm leaning towards Minnesota and San Jose State, then Army and San Diego State right beneath those two," declared Wokitarsky. "So my two top two are San Jose and Minnesota and then Army and San Diego State.
The plus side for the Black Knights is that Wolitarsky has yet to visit the West Point campus, which is something that he has experienced with the other three schools that sit atop his list. "I took an official to Minnesota and I really liked it there ... it's a good school," he adds. "I've been to San Jose for a camp and saw a little bit of what they have. Then I went to San Diego yesterday for the game against Hawaii ... and I had been there before too for camp also, which is when they offered me."
"So I've to been to all except Army," declares the swift wide receiver. "I have a date for the first week of December to visit Army. I spoke to Coach Guyader (Andy) last week, just to catch up and I am going to get all my official visits in before I make my decision."
Of course, that is great news for the Black Knights and as Wolitarsky pointed out, taking all his visits will provide him with enough information to make a quality decision.
"For me to decide on a school, one thing is that I must like the coaches a lot," says. "You know because you are going to spend a lot of time with them, as well as the teammates. So getting to know the teammates as well. Another incentive it the atmosphere. When I went to Minnesota, the atmosphere was so good, the people are really nice there, everyone loves their football and their football facilities are spectacular."
"I don't have a preference playing in California or out when it comes to college. I've been in California along time. I wouldn't say that I'm getting board of it. but I would like to go and see different cultures, get the different weather, seasons. Unlike here in California we get two seasons, cold and hot ... there's no in between."
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