Washington RB Erich Wilson likely transferring to San Jose State

Joe Nicholson -- USA TODAY Sports

San Jose-native Erich Wilson is transferring back home and more than likely will be a running back for San Jose State.

True freshman Erich Wilson played just one season at running back for the Washington Huskies, but apparently that was enough. According to Jimmy Durkin of the San Jose Mercury News, Wilson is leaving Washington and intends to transfer to San Jose State.

Wilson's high school coach Patrick Walsh said the decision was "100 percent a non-football decision." Walsh also added that Wilson just wanted to be closer to home:

"It's just more of a personal thing, just wanting to be in the Bay Area. "I know he loved (Washington) coach (Steve Sarkesian), but his love for the Bay trumped all that."

Playing for San Jose State is not 100 percent confirmed because Cal is in the picture for Wilson, but Washington blocked a move to Cal since they are a conference school while San Jose State was not blocked. He can still go to Cal but just means he would have to pay his way for a year, and also lose a year of eligibility in the process.

In his only year with Washington, Wilson played in six games while rushing for 145 yards and a touchdown. Assuming the former three-star back does attend San Jose State, he will have three years of eligibility remaining starting in 2014.

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