Jordan Wilson, a 3* TE from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, TN, has committed to play for UCLA.
UCLA made him a scholarship offer during his visit to campus last week and Wilson didn't allow too much time to go by before committing to play for the Bruins.
Hudl lists Wilson at 6'5" and 215 lbs.
247Sports.com says he isn't a traditional tight end because of his 7-foot wingspan. His size makes him an ideal Y Receiver in the Bruins' offense. He explained his anticipated role like this:
I'm playing the Y. They use their Y most of the time split out as their third wide receiver and then they move him and put him in motion. I loved it. To be moved around in that type of offense, they really showed me how that position really makes the offense go because it keeps the defense on their heels.
He also told 247Sports about his desire to go to school on the West Coast.
I always have wanted to go to a college on the west coast and that opportunity came up. As soon as I got out there, I just checked out how everything was set up and I felt good about the opportunity.
He told Rivals.com about how the campus felt to him.
What made UCLA's campus special is that it wasn't too big or it wasn't too small. The weather out there is amazing and just the all-around feel. They take football seriously, but they also take academics seriously, so I love that. The campus itself is in the middle of everything in L.A., so networking with people will be easy and that's a big plus, too.
Like most recruits these days, Wilson announced his decision in a Tweet:
I am honored and blessed to say that I am officially committed to UCLA!!! pic.twitter.com/qdkaa9mIYB— Jordan Wilson (@Jwils247) July 22, 2015
He also told Rivals that he has cancelled his scheduled visit to Florida for this weekend and that UCLA is the only official visit he will be taking.
Of course, we have a few videos from Hudl of Jordan's junior season.
Here are his midseason highlights.
His Twitter account describes him as a "Gentleman Scholar Athlete" in that order. It sounds just like the type of student which will fit in well with Coach Mora's program.
Overall, it sounds like he's very happy to be a Bruin!
Welcome to Westwood, Jordan!