Wilborn Stands Out at OL-DL Camp

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Kylan Wilborn has a motor that just won't quit, and he impressed coaches at California's one-day camp on Saturday, June 13.

BERKELEY, Calif. -- The morning session of the one-day Sonny Dykes Football Camp on Saturday was focused on offensive and defensive linemen, but the biggest standout of the group won’t be playing defensive line at the next level: Kylan Wilborn.

While Wilborn plays defensive end at Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame, he projects as an outside linebacker. That said, his work at defensive end on Saturday was eye-opening. Wilborn is a very impressive, athletic pass rusher who runs well, and has a nonstop motor, which earned him a spot in the Best of the Best lineman challenge to finish off the morning session.

At 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, Wilborn has very active hands and has a great get-off, with a lot of burst. At Notre Dame, he plays defensive end and running back.

“I think I’m very versatile,” said Wilborn. “I can go from outside backer to D-end. Whatever a coach wants me to do, I’ll do it.”

A 2017 prospect, Wilborn got a lot of good feedback from the California coaching staff on Saturday, focusing on his explosiveness.

“They thought I was pretty good off the ball,” Wilborn said. “I’ve got to work on my hands a little bit, but after that, I think I’m there.”

That explosiveness stems from a powerful lower body, which helped Wilborn score an eighth-place finish in the state shot put competition, with a throw of 58 feet, six inches.

“I learned some good swim moves, a couple rip moves, and I can definitely use that in a game,” Wilborn said. “I’ve just got to run to the line, and keep being consistent.”

Cal, Iowa, Colorado and UCLA have all been in touch.

“They’ve seen my film, and they said they like it, so far,” Wilborn said.

Wilborn said that he would “absolutely” like an offer from the Bears, and “any local school.”

“I was born in L.A., and I’m trying to stay in California,” he said. “I’m not trying to leave my family, but anywhere I can play football, I’d be appreciative to go there.”

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