2012 MAC Freshman of the Year Wilson leaving Western Michigan

Jaime Wilson will transfer from Western Michigan to be closer to home.  (USATSI)
Jaime Wilson will transfer from Western Michigan to be closer to home. (USATSI)

Western Michigan wide receiver Jaime Wilson will transfer out of program, Broncos coach P.J. Fleck confirmed to MLive.com on Monday.

"He missed home, especially with being injured," Fleck said. "He gave it a few more months after the year and he came to me with tears in his eyes and asked if I could help him become a better father.

"That’s the price of making Western Michigan not as good, but making his life better and that’s why I’m the head football coach here and that’s why we made the decision to help him in this situation to become a better father and be there in his daughter’s life."

Wilson missed all of the 2013 season after suffering a broken ankle in August. It was a disappointing setback for Wilson after leading the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in 2012. He became the first true freshman in school history to lead the team in those categories was named the MAC Freshman of the Year. 

The Belle Glade, Fla. native could eye an in-state school such as USF, UCF, FAU or FIU; but any move south would get him significantly closer to home. According to Jeff Greer, of the The Courier-Journal, Wake Forest might be a dark horse in the pursuit of Wilson. 

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