UCLA tight end Jordan Wilson announced Saturday night that he will be transferring to Florida State. This gives FSU head coach Mike Norvell some much needed experience and depth at a position that returns one player, junior Cam McDonald, who saw playing time at tight end for the Seminoles last season.
Wilson, who is 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, saw action in 34 games over the last three seasons. His most productive season with the Bruins was as a redshirt freshman in 2017 when he caught 16 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns. This past season Wilson totaled seven receptions for 72 yards.
“(I) wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself,” Wilson said via text to the Osceola when asked about his decision to come to FSU. “Firm believer in the way Coach Norvell has conducted his previous programs. Coach (Kenny) Dillingham has the perfect offense for my skillset and can use me in many ways to show my versatility and help the offense as a whole.”
Wilson also explained that being tutored by FSU tight ends coach Chris Thomsen was another deciding factor.
“Coach Thomsen has the blueprint for developing my skills as a tight end even more, both in the run and pass game,” continued FSU’s newest team member.
The Nashville, Tenn., native attended Montgomery Bell Academy and will have one year of eligibility remaining as a graduate transfer at FSU.
Wilson was recruited by Dillingham when he was an assistant coach at Arizona State and was one of the reasons the graduate transfer ultimately landed in Tallahassee.
Besides McDonald and Wilson, FSU has true freshman Carter Boatright, redshirt sophomore Wyatt Rector, who played quarterback last season, and redshirt freshman walk-on Austin White at the tight end spot.