WMU head coach P.J. Fleck confirmed to mlive.com Monday morning that Jaime Wilson has decided to transfer out of the football program. The coach cited the Belle Glade, Fla., product’s desire to be closer to home as the impetus for the decision.
Specifically, Wilson wanted to be closer to his young daughter.
“He missed home, especially with being injured,” Fleck said. “He gave it a few more months after the year and he came to me with tears in his eyes and asked if I could help him become a better father.
“That’s the price of making Western Michigan not as good, but making his life better and that’s why I’m the head football coach here and that’s why we made the decision to help him in this situation to become a better father and be there in his daughter’s life.”
Programs such as FAU, FIU, UCF and USF could be very appealing destinations given their proximity to his hometown.
As a true freshman in 2012, Wilson led the team in receptions (67), receiving yards (792) and receiving touchdowns (six). He was the first true freshman in the program’s history to lead the team in those categories.
Following the season, he was named as the MAC’s Freshman of the Year.