An Arizona State four-star H-back has announced his graduate transfer destination.
Jay Jay Wilson, a four-star H-Back out of the Sun Devils’ program, will be transferring into the SEC.
Auburn’s 247Sports side, Auburn Undercover, reported the news of Wilson’s decision.
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From the report:
Arizona State graduate transfer Jay Jay Wilson committed to the Tigers during a visit to Auburn over the weekend and is expected to compete immediately and likely start at H-Back next season, Auburn Undercover has learned.
The former Arizona State tight end and linebacker visited Auburn over the weekend and is eligible immediately to play in the fall. He will arrive on Auburn’s campus in the summer to battle redshirt freshman Harold Joiner for the starting job at H-Back, which the Tigers figure to utilize more in the passing game next season.
Joiner will likely step in immediately as Chandler Cox’s replacement as the starting H-Back, where the Tigers leaned on Cox for the last four seasons, sources close to the program tell Auburn Undercover. Wilson caught 165 passes for 2,538 yards and 19 touchdowns during his high school career while also playing defense. He also ran for 714 yards and 18 touchdowns to compile 3,286 all-purpose yards at Valencia High in California.
Wilson was ranked the No. 342 recruit in the country coming out of high school. He was ranked the No. 23 player at his position, as he was listed an ATH coming into college.
It’s been an eventful offseason for Auburn, which is coming off a disappointing season, but the Tigers will head into their 2019 season with some optimism.
Auburn is coming off an 8-5 season and will open its 2019 season on a major stage, taking on Oregon in Week 1.