Bryce Wilds had kind of expected it, but that didn't stop him and family from hopping in their car and making the 4-5 hour drive to campus for an unofficial visit this past Friday.
"The visit was good. I got around campus. I thought it was going to be smaller, but it was pretty good size. I really liked the campus. It's different."
The staff had hinted that it was just a matter of time for his offer to be extended. Safeties Coach Perry Eliano has been in contact and let him know that the offer was inevitable.
UTSA is now his fifth, joining Stephen F. Austin, North Texas, Houston, and Rice.The 6'7" 305lb offensive tackle from Brazosport HS is weighing all of his options and keeping an open mind when it comes to making a decision. All of his offers are so far in state and that bodes well as he prefers to stay within the state boundaries.
Rice and UTSA are the only two programs he's visited so far, with plans to visit others this summer. Before he left campus he was able to speak with UTSA Head Coach Larry Coker.
"Coach Eliano told me about the offer and then Coach Coker talked to me. I got to hang out with him for a little while. He just told me that I was a really good athlete, a lot of things. I had really good film, I was fast and tall," said Wilds.
Usually at the division one level incoming offensive lineman usually red shirt. They take that first year to develop strength and learn the rigors of playing college football at the highest level. For Bryce, he's confident and looking for a program that could present the opportunity where he could play sooner than later.
"Playing time is always a factor, I'm pretty confident wherever I go I'll play. Other than that I want to win some games. I would prefer to stay in Texas though."
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InsideRunnerSports broke the offer news on this big East Texas O-lineman picking up an offer after his visit to UTSA on Friday. Here's our full update.