SAN FRANCISCO — Former Elkhart High School standout Jeffery Wilson wasn't selected during the National Football League draft, which concluded Saturday evening.
However, players who went undrafted are free agents eligible to sign with any team of his choosing.
About one hour after the draft concluded, ninersnation.com reported Wilson had signed with the San Francisco 49ers.
The draft website listed Wilson as the 31st running back prospect in this year's crop of players. Size and injury history have been concerns for the former Elk.
But, Wilson has been one of the most productive running backs in college football during the past two seasons.
Earlier this month at his pro day inside University of North Texas' Apogee Stadium, Wilson ran a hand-timed 4.56-second 40-yard dash time — and the 49ers found that appealing enough to sign him.
Wilson rushed for 1,215 yards and 16 TD and was a Conference USA player of the week once during the regular season for the Mean Green.
In the UNT record books, he's fourth all time in school history in rushing with 3,205 yards and third in rushing TD with 32.
There will more developments with this story in Tuesday's edition of the Palestine Herald-Press.