The Knights have been Willis' favorite team since he attended UCF's win over Marshall during the 2011 season.
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When the Knights offered him a scholarship earlier this offseason, UCF extended its lead ahead of other schools Willis is considering attending.
He's excited to see UCF again, but the positive energy from the previous visit sets the bar higher than ever for the Knights. It has created a sort of Catch-22 for Willis and UCF.
"I'm kind of nervous about if I'm going to get that same feeling," Willis said. "I want to commit early, so this is kind of really important for me."
Despite the nerves, Willis (5-10, 180) said he can't wait for the junior day visit. He's already taken a tour of UCF's campus before, so he is looking forward to viewing more details during practice such as the way coaches interact with players.
"I'm really excited because UCF is my number one school. They were my first offer. I've been in contact with coaches, so I'm expecting to meet some more coaches," said Willis, a triple-option quarterback who is being recruited as a versatile offensive player by UCF. "I've never met Coach [George] O'Leary, so I want to do that."
Willis is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com. UCF is the school that has offered him a scholarship relatively early in the recruiting process. Boston College, Georgia Tech, UAB and Western Kentucky have all shown interest in Willis.
If his meetings go well and UCF's junior day lives up to his standards, will Willis consider ending his recruitment and committing to the lone school that has offered him?
"Yeah it's possible. I'll probably wait [because] I have a couple of visits set up," he said. "UCF is definitely my number one but I have a visit to Boston College that next weekend. So I'll probably wait until I have my next couple of visits, because I have Boston College and Western Kentucky. After I visit those three, then, you know. UCF is definitely at the top and there's a big separation."
Brendan Sonnone contributes to the Orlando Sentinel's recruiting coverage. He can be reached at email@example.com