Caleb Jiles (center) committed as a preferred walk-on to the University of Central Arkansas football program on Friday. Among those on hand for the ceremony were (from left) his sister, Abbie; father, Alonza Jiles; mother, Kristin Jiles; and cousin, Kylee Kirk.

For Paragould High School multi-sport standout Caleb Jiles, a dream came true on Friday when he made his commitment to the University of Central Arkansas as a preferred walk-on with the Bears football program.

Jiles, who played both football and basketball for the Rams, said he has been in communication with the coaching staff at UCA but is not certain what position he will fill.

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