Former USC tight end Caleb Wilson will transfer to UCLA, giving the Bruins an additional body at a position with a thin depth chart.
The move, which was first reported by Bleacher Report’s Adam Kramer, comes nearly three months after the Trojans dismissed his father, defensive line coach Chris Wilson, who has since landed at Missouri. Caleb had originally committed to Old Dominion as a quarterback in January 2015 before deciding to walk on at USC. He redshirted his first season with the Trojans.
The Gardena Serra product has good size at 6-foot-5, 225 pounds — something UCLA could use as it transitions to a more pro-style offense. The Bruins, who lose four of their top five pass-catchers from 2015, signed three-star tight end Jordan Wilson last month, and will likely move some returning players to the position as well.
Caleb Wilson told TrojanSports.com in December that USC coach Clay Helton granted him a release without any restrictions. Because he was not a scholarship player with the Trojans, Wilson is not subject to the Pac-12 rule dictating that intra-conference transfers must sit out a year and lose an additional year of eligibility.