Move paying off for Wilson

As a quarterback this season, Caleb Wilson has 47 completions on 82 for 610-yards. In four games as a tight end, Wilson has 10 catches for 150-yards and five touchdowns.

Gardena (Calif.) Serra quarterback Caleb Wilson is no longer just a quarterback.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound two-star is gaining the interest from several football programs at two different positions. Wilson has used his huge frame to help Serra in the passing game as a tight end and wide receiver.

“BYU, UAB, San Diego State, San Jose State and Colorado are all recruiting me since I moved to tight end,” said Wilson. “They like my size and definitely liked seeing me score four touchdowns in two games.

“It’s been going well, and with other schools, I’ve been just sending out my film to see if they like me. I even talked to USC about me playing tight end. Coach (Marques) Tuiasosopo says he likes my size as well.”

Wilson does have scholarship offers from Old Dominion and Central Arkansas as a quarterback,  but he has no problem playing tight end at the next level if it affords him more options.

With his father Chris the defensive line coach the Trojans, Caleb has the opportunity to go to USC for free. As a private university, USC allows all children of employees free tuition.

“USC is hard to beat,” said Wilson. “I’ve been to Oklahoma, Georgia, Colorado… I’ve been around a lot of big time schools with my dad coaching, and the tradition at USC is amazing.

“They have great athletes. With 50 recruited players on the roster, they’re out there still competing in the Pac-12. I like the school and the facilities are pretty good.

“Plus my dad is there, so that’s always a plus. The campus is nice, so I like USC since I’ve been leaving here.”

The big question is, would Wilson forgo a scholarship offer somewhere else to walk-on at USC?

“My dream school has always been Oklahoma,” said Wilson. “My dad coached there and my mom went there. That’s always been my dream school.

“I went up there and visited this past summer, which was a good experience. With USC, I’m staying open with the entire recruiting process.

“I don’t have to stay close to home because I’ve lived all over the country. I don’t mind leaving for school and I’ll play any position a college needs me to.

“If USC is the best option I have, I’d greatly consider them.”

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