Because he plays east of the mountains, Richland (Wa.) LB Lakota Wills might be one of the best players that very few recruitniks know about. However, plenty of college coaches know what he can do and he’s made quite a few unofficial visits to the programs that are showing him the most interest over the past couple of months.
As a junior this past season, Wills totaled 120 tackles, 15 tackles-for-loss, six sacks and one interception while playing multiple positions in the Richland front seven, earning First Team All-League and Team Defensive MVP honors.
“They used me as a defensive end and at almost all of the linebacker spots,” Wills told Northwest Elite Index this spring. “I can play all over the place and I feel like I do whatever you need me to do on the football field.”
With his outstanding size — 6’4”, 230 pounds — and 4.6 speed, Wills has drawn the attention of several schools including one that has extended an offer his way.
“I have an offer from Air Force right now and I’m talking to a bunch of other schools,” Wills noted. “I’ve been hearing from Washington, Washington State, Boise State, Oregon State and I’ve already been by to see Washington, Boise State and Oregon State.”
As far as camps are concerned, Wills has set up an itinerary that includes workouts at Boise State, Oregon State, Air Force and in Eugene for the NIKE SPARQ Combine in June.
Wills is a well-spoken kid who is an emotional leader.
He is a two-way star for the Bombers who could play on either side of the ball and be successful, but at this point, most schools seem him on the defensive side of the ball.
We will continue to keep tabs on Wills in the coming weeks and months and we will update news on him as it happens.