The Utah Utes lost a lot of quarterbacks to the transfer portal, leaving some questions regarding the future of the program. While the team will have Cameron Rising back for one more year, who will take his place? A young incoming quarterback, Isaac Wilson, could be that guy.
Isaac Wilson’s Background
Wilson might look familiar to football fans as he is the younger brother of current New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson. When fans watch Isaac Wilson play, though, it’s clear that he has a path to success in college.
Wilson went to high school at Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah, and dominated during the 2023 season. He ranked second in the nation in total yards (5,901) and sixth in passing yards (4,595). Wilson added 1,304 rushing yards — the 12th most in Utah.
In an interview with Deseret News, Isaac shared Zach’s advice to play at a high level.
“Keep football simple and keep your confidence high. Be confident and not cocky. Because there’s a big difference between those two because if you’re too cocky, people are going to take advantage of that,” Isaac Wilson said.
The team finished 13-1, with their only loss being against the No. 1 team in the country in Bishop Gorman. Wilson led Corner Canyon to a 6A State Championship over Skyridge 41-27.
Wilson won multiple awards this past season, including 2023 Deseret News Mr. Football and MaxPreps Player of the Year for Utah. He also took home the 2023 Polynesian High School Football Co-Player of the Year and was named to the MaxPreps First Team All-American.
During his recruitment, Wilson received multiple offers from colleges including BYU, Miami (FL), Michigan, and Oregon. Zach went to BYU, which seemed like the logical move, but Isaac went in another direction, committing to Utah.
It was Zach who helped Isaac make the decision to pick Utah.
“We had Zach (Wilson) come down — my brother — and look over the offense that (Andy) Ludwig has, and all that. And he said it is probably one of the best and closest offenses he’s seen to the NFL that we visited. And he just loved it,” Isaac Wilson said.
Rising will be going into the 2024 season as the favorite to be the starting quarterback. It may take a year for Isaac Wilson to get his shot, but the Utes understand he will be the future of the program.
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