Arkansas Football: Inside Look at Incoming Transfer Demetrius Wilson


Fayetteville, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorback coaching staff always has an exceptional eye for evaluating skill position talent and that trend continues with incoming Glendale Community College transfer Demetrius Wilson.

Wilson, 6’2”, 170 pound junior, joins an Arkansas Razorback squad in need of college game experience at the wide receiver position after the graduation losses of Jarius Wright, Greg Childs, and Joe Adams at the conclusion of the 2011 college football season.

In 2010 Wilson posted 733 receiving yards on 29 catches with four touchdowns earning him first-team ACCAC honors in just six games of action for Glendale Community College. During his sophomore campaign he improved upon his statistics from the previous year by hauling in 51 catches in 12 games totaling 927 receiving yards with 10 scores. For his efforts he was again awarded first-team All-ACCAC.

Vaqueros head coach John Rome also handed the ball off to Wilson six times allowing him to gain 62 rushing yards in 2011.

Wilson’s on the field versatility was not limited to offense as he was used on special teams as a punt returner. Flashing his 4.4 forty-yard speed in the open field, Wilson led the Vaqueros with 289 total punt return yards taking one to the house.

Originally from Millennium High School in Goodyear, Ariz. Wilson committed to Arkansas despite offers from in-state schools Arizona and Arizona State. At one time University of Tennessee was his top choice. He officially visited the Vols on Jan. 13.

Wilson committed to the Hogs on Jan. 29, nine days after his official visit to Arkansas’ campus.

Inside the Numbers

College football fans that follow other Arkansas programs may be familiar with other Glendale Community College transfers:

2007 DB Ricky Davis Henderson State University

2007 TE Charles Spann University of Arkansas at Monticello

2008 OL Marc Valdez University of Arkansas at Monticello,, and all rank Wilson as a 3-star recruit.

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Arkansas Razorback Recruits 2012

OG Cordale Boyd, 3-star, 6’3”, 290 pounds, Memphis, TN

OG Jeremy Ward, 3-star, 6’4”, 290 pounds, Pottsville, AR

WR D’Arthur Cowan, 3-star, 6’1’, 175 pounds, Olive Branch, MS

WR Keon Hatcher, 4-star, 6’1”, 195 pounds, Owasso, OK

WR Eric Hawkins, 3-star, 6’5”, 220, Longview, TX

WR #Demetrius Wilson, 3-star, 6’2”, 170 pounds, Glendale, AZ

WR McKale McKay, 3-star, 6’6”, 192 pounds, Louisville, KY

RB Nathan Holmes, 3-star, 6’1”, 180 pounds, Port Arthur, TX

RB Donovan Roberts, 3-star, 6’0”, 200 pounds, Norman, OK

RB Jonathan Williams, 4-star, 5’11”, 205 pounds, Allen, TX

TE/DE Jeremy Sprinkle, 3-star, 6’6”, 215, White Hall, AR

TE *Demetrius Dean, 3-star, 6’3”, 250 pounds, Fayetteville, AR

CB Ray Buchanan Jr., 3-star, 5’10”, 170 pounds, Suwanee, GA

CB Jared Collins, 3-star, 5’11”, 170 pounds, Tulsa, OK

FS Will Hines, 3-star, 6’1”, 175 pounds, Waco, TX

SS Defonta Lowe, 3-star, 6’2”, 180 pounds, Bearden, AR

LB A.J. Turner, 3-star, 6’3”, 200 pounds, Lepanto, AR

LB Vin Ascolese, 3-star, 6’2”, 215 pounds, New Bergen, NJ

LB Otha Peters, 4-star, 6’1”, 220 pounds, Covington, LA

DE Brandon Lewis, 3-star, 6’5”, 220 pounds, Memphis, TN

DE JaMichael Winston, 3-star, 6’6”, 230 pounds, Prichard, AL

DE Darius Philon, 3-star, 6’1”, 282 pounds, Prichard, AL

DE Deatrich Wise Jr., 4-star, 6’5”, 220 pounds, Carrolton, TX

DE Taiwan Johnson, 3-star, 6’3”, 240 pounds, Manvel, TX

DE *#Austin Flynn, 3-star, 6’4”, 250 pounds, Los Angeles Harbor CC

*Early enrollee at University of Arkansas

# Denotes junior college player

Position by position breakdown of Arkansas 2012 verbal commitments:

Offensive line: two

Running backs: three

Wide receivers: five

Quarterbacks: none

Tight ends: two

Defensive line: six

Linebackers: three

Safeties: two

Cornerbacks: two

Kickers: none