Will Petrino go after Tyler Wilson?

Tyler Wilson

Will Arkansas now get in on Greenwood quarterback and Tulsa commit Tyler Wilson now that Bobby Petrino has been hired? Wilson, who is taking visits from Tulsa and Nebraska on Thursday, is interested in chatting with the new Razorback coach.

The fact that the University of Arkansas hired Bobby Petrino certainly got the attention of Greenwood quarterback Tyler Wilson.

Wilson (6-3, 185) is currently committed to Tulsa and just led the Bulldogs (12-2) to a third straight state title – his second as a starter - while passing for 3,939 yards and 43 touchdowns.

"I think he is a great fit for Arkansas," Wilson said. "He is a great coach and someone whose offense has been very successful and get players and fans excited. I know that quarterbacks and wide receivers are definitely going to be excited about it."

Wilson, who threw for 4,222 yards and 50 touchdowns as a junior, is set to host visits Thursday from both Tulsa co-offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn and Nebraska – who has recently offered a scholarship.

"I think Coach Malzahn is coming down to the football office Thursday and Nebraska is having a home visit with me on Thursday night," Wilson said.

Wilson knows that Malzahn's name has been mentioned as a possible head coach at other places.

"I know that his name has been out there for a few jobs and he is just checking out options and doing the best thing for his career," Wilson said. "That's just a normal thing for anybody and certainly something that I understand."

Obviously Wilson will be doing the same thing and if Petrino begins recruiting him the quarterback certainly will have interest.

"I haven't heard from Coach Petrino yet, but I certainly would be interested in talking with him," Wilson said.

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