Add another player to the list of college football players ready to take their game to the next level. UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson has announced he is ready to leave the Bruins behind for a shot to play in the NFL. Wilson announced his decision with a message posted on Twitter.
“[After] much prayer, thought, and discussion with my family and coaches, I have decided to forego my senior year and enter the 2019 NFL Draft,” Wilson said in his statement. “Although I will miss playing with my brothers, I am excited to attack my life long dream of playing in the NFL.”
Wilson added he will be leaving UCLA with his degree in hand.
Wilson was the fifth-leading receiver in the Pac-12 this season with an average of 80.4 yards per game after playing in all 12 games for the Bruins this season, the first with head coach Chip Kelly. Wilson had a team-high 965 receiving yards with four touchdowns. He closed out his college career by catching nine passes for 184 yards against Stanford.