Valencia’s four-star athlete Wilson ‘humbled’ by USC scholarship offer
Jay Jay Wilson lined up just about everywhere on the field for Valencia. At the next level Wilson will have the chance to play just about any position for whichever school he elects to attend.
It’s rare and unique to be awarded an athletic scholarship to a Division I university.
It’s even more rare and unique to be awarded an athletic scholarship at five different positions: tailback, wide receiver, tight end, linebacker, and safety.
But not that big of a deal to Wilson who refers to himself as "just a football player."
Wilson says he will have a decision and make an announcement before National Signing Day.
That decision will have nothing to do with what position a particular school wants him to play.
"Football's taught me so many lessons. How to work together, be humble, and accept disappointment." JayJay Wilson pic.twitter.com/DCXi6xSrmO
— Humans of Valencia (@HumansOfVHS) October 17, 2014
And more to do with what position he can play right away.
"I don’t look to redshirt" Wilson said. "I don’t look to sit on the bench. That’s just not me. So, wherever I can play right away that’s where I’m going to play."
The four-star athlete’s decision was narrowed down. Wilson had Utah, Arizona State, and Colorado as finalists but a couple of late offers from Ole Miss and USC threw a wrench in things.
"Obviously, that ‘SC offer is going to make you think a little bit," Wilson said. "I don’t care if they’re going through a rough patch. I don’t care if they don’t look like what they used to but ‘SC is ‘SC. Coming from Cali you’re going to respect that offer regardless and I’m humbled and I appreciate it to the fullest."
Wilson says the Trojans have talked to him about playing tight end.
Congrats to our 2014 all-leaguers. 7 on offense. 7 on defense. 5 juniors. Lineman of the year. League MVP. Six-peat. pic.twitter.com/XljPYVtvUF
— Valencia Football (@VHSVikingsFball) December 2, 2014
Things could get even more interesting if Wilson elects to join the Trojans. USC currently has 20 commits for the 2015 class and 24 spots.
Long Beach Poly’s Iman Marshall, Serra’s Rasheem Green and John Houston, and Porter Gustin from Utah are among those thought to be leaning towards USC as Signing Day approaches.