Utah football has announced the signing of George Wilson, a composite 24/7 three-star wide receiver from Tustin High School in Tustin, Calif. The Utes hope that WIlson, a big receiver at 6-3, 185 can compete for playing time early to help replace former wide receivers Dres Anderson and Kaelin Clay, who both graduated. Utah needs to add talented skill players like Wilson to the passing game to help improve upon last year's passing attack that finished last in the Pac-12.
Wilson filled in for most of the season at quarterback, so his receiving numbers are only from one game, but he recorded seven receptions for 66 yards and one touchdown. Wilson also played safety in high school and could potentially play on defense as well for the Utes.
Wilson chose Utah over Washington State and Boise State among others. Wilson will help fill the void after fellow big Utah wide receivers Kenneth Scott and Tim Patrick both graduate after the 2015 season. He was clocked at 4.6 in the 40-yard dash, so he's not a burner. But his film* shows a player with a long, loping gate, so he's faster than he looks. Wilson has good hands and is strong enough to hold on through contact.
*All stats and film courtesy of Hudl.