Wilson Talks UCLA Commitment

Jul. 23 -- The three-star tight end says he knew while on the visit he wanted to be a Bruin...

Three-star Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell tight end Jordan Wilson knew even before he walked on campus that he was going to fall in love with UCLA.

"Deep down, I knew that once I got out there, met with the coaches, got a feel for the school, I knew that it was going to just be something I was going to fall in love with," Wilson said. "And that's what happened."

Wilson committed publicly to the Bruins on Wednesday, but he actually told the staff several days before that he was going to commit.

"I talked to Coach Eric Yarber," Wilson said. "I talked to him a couple of days ago, actually, just to let him know that I'll be committing, and he was very, very excited, and the whole staff and all the coaches were fired up. It was very welcoming."

As for why he made the choice, Wilson said it had much to do with the feeling he felt when he got on campus for the first time last Friday.

"Basically, the main thing was that I just really felt that, while I was visiting UCLA, that was where I wanted to be," Wilson said. "I felt like it was a great fit for me. I could really see myself prospering there."

Wilson originally told us that he wanted to visit Florida this weekend before making a decision, but, after pondering the situation, it became apparent to him that he didn't need to go on any more trips.

"The trip to Florida, to be honest, it's just not necessary," Wilson said. "I just wanted to go ahead and announce my commitment to UCLA because that's where I want to be."

Wilson has already started talking to some fellow recruits, including kicker J.J. Molson, who has basically acted as the Twitter welcoming party for many new UCLA recruits and commits.

"When I got the offer on Friday, JJ Molson hit me up and we've been talking since then," Wilson said. "We've developed a nice relationship, so that's pretty good. I can't wait to be on campus with all of my Bruin family."

As for the future, Wilson knows only one more visit he absolutely wants to take.

"I'm pretty much done now," Wilson said. "The only other visit I'll be doing is my official to UCLA. I"m still trying to figure out a date, but hopefully I can get up to a couple of games throughout the season besides my official."

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