“I think Jordan really feels like he cannot have to worry about all the recruiting call and coaching visits and that type of thing,” MBA football coach Marty Euverard said. “He told me he just felt good about it and the academics that UCLA has and just wanted to commit.”
The 6-foot-5-inch, 215-pound recruit has gotten even bigger in preparation for his senior season, but not big enough according to Euverard.
“He’s put on a little weight and I think he’s grown an inch or so. I think 6’5’ is his correct height and he’s around 215 and we’d like for him to be about 230 so he’s just got to keep on eating.”
Last year Wilson helped lead the Big Red to an 11-2 record and the school’s first DII-AA championship since 2007.
Euverard said Wilson’s mobility makes him a big threat for opposing defenses.
“He was a big part (of that championship run),” he said. “He’s very versatile. We can use him inside or we can spread him out.”
And Euverard said Wilson might have a lot of potential for growth as tight end is a position he is still learning.
“He’s only played tight end for one year,” Euverard said. “He used to play wide receiver but we made the decision last year during camp to move him to tight end and he didn’t care he just wanted to get on the field because that’s we he thought was his best place for him to get on the field and help the team as a tight end.”
The game will still be the same when Wilson gets to California but Euverard said one thing will surely be different.
“Sunny and 72 will be a little different than the humidity here in the south.”
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