A closer look at Fresno State inside linebacker Kyrie Wilson:
▪ Year: Senior
▪ Height/weight: 6-2/245
▪ Hometown: Bakersfield
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▪ High school: Ridgeview
▪ 2014 review: Recorded 90 tackles – 52 solo and 38 assisted. Forced two fumbles and had two interceptions. Was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week after Nov. 8 game against San Jose State, recording six solo tackles and season-high two for loss while also making an interception.
▪ What they’re saying: “He’s worked so hard in the offseason to develop consistency across the board, and that’s been his biggest thing: He’s an explosive player, and he has a chance to make big-time plays. He’s worked hard to be an every-down guy. I expect him to be a leader, and he has the ability to produce in all different levels. He has the athleticism of a defensive back, and he moves like an outside linebacker or safety. He’s lined up in the middle of defense. That’s really athletic for a guy standing in the middle. He’s a matchup problem, and he can do it all.” –Defensive coordinator/LB coach Nick Toth
▪ Wilson on 2015 outlook: “I like where we’re at right now. We’re competing and being physical, and I think we’re going to be really good when the season comes. Going to compete and be ready to go. I feel real comfortable with our defense and offense. … At first it was a little rusty, but now we’re starting to click together and be on the same page.”