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Zach Wilson Gives Recruiting Advice To Younger Brother Isaac Wilson

Jun 13, 2022, 5:09 PM | Updated: Jun 14, 2022, 1:04 am
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Zach Wilson is giving some tips to his younger brother, Isaac Wilson, a four-star signal-caller at Corner Canyon High. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)
(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – New York Jets star Zach Wilson wasn’t always a high-profile quarterback prospect. When coming out of Corner Canyon High, Wilson was a three-star recruit in the 2018 recruiting class, with limited scholarship offers.

Through his hard work and talent, Wilson proved evaluators and programs wrong. Wilson pieced together a memorable career at BYU that catapulted him to become the face of the Jets franchise and the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

Zach’s younger brother, Isaac Wilson, can’t share the same recruiting experience.

Corner Canyon’s next starting quarterback, Wilson, is already ranked as a Top-100 recruit by 247Sports and the 247Sports Composite ratings for the 2024 class. Wilson hasn’t started a game yet in his prep career, but stepping in as QB1 for a Corner Canyon program that has produced Devin Brown (Ohio State) and Jaxson Dart (Ole Miss) in the last two recruiting cycles leads to lofty expectations.

Power Five programs around the country are already taking notice.

 

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Zach was recently on the “The Exchange Podcast” with former New York Jets stars Nick Mangold and Mark Sanchez. The topic of younger brother Isaac came up from Sanchez, a former five-star QB prospect in 2005. He asked Zach, “Any advice for him? Are you reading his college letters? What’s going on there?”

Zach Wilson discussed the advice he’s giving brother Isaac Wilson

Wilson replied to Sanchez, “Well, I think the biggest thing that I learned, you know, I was a three-star recruit, and I didn’t have all of the offers in the world, and I see how my situation played out. When you’re picking a school, it’s like, what’s the best situation for me to play? A lot of people say, ‘What’s the biggest, best team I can go to?’ I look at the guys that did that in my class. And I wasn’t up there with the top-ranked guys, but I go and start as a freshman at BYU, and I just got film, and I got to experience things. Then all of a sudden, three years later, I’ve played more snaps than any of those guys. And it’s like, I had that chance to go to the NFL.”

The younger Wilson already holds offers from Arizona, Hawaii, Miami, Oregon State, San Diego State, and of course, Zach’s alma mater, BYU, among others. BYU was the first school to offer Wilson a scholarship last year.

Despite not starting any high school games yet in his prep career, Wilson has shined on the 7-on-7 circuit with the “Pink Outlaws.” He led his squad to an 18U National Championship last month in Arizona.

Last week, Wilson claimed a second BYU Camp MVP honor for signal-callers in his class. Since his unofficial visit to Provo, he also made a stop in the midwest to compete at the Oklahoma Sooners summer camp. Followed by an unofficial visit to the Alabama Crimson Tide in SEC country.

 

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There’s still a long way until Isaac Wilson signs a letter of intent to a college in the 2024 cycle. But he will have his older brother to turn to for advice throughout the process.

“You look at a QB room; it’s playing,” said Zach Wilson to The Exchange Podcast. “That’s a bigger deal than, you know, going to the biggest and best team. So, I’m trying to help him through that process of understanding that.”

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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