Dontre Wilson Is A Buckeye !!!

Written February 4th, 2013 by MaliBuckeye

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While National Letter of Intent day is Wednesday, Ohio State received word Monday that Texas athlete Dontre Wilson wasn’t interested in waiting until then, as he verballed to be the latest member of the Buckeyes’ 2013 class.

Wilson, a one time Oregon commit, has been in contact with Coach Meyer and the staff for quite some time. After Oregon coach Chip Kelly left to flee NCAA sanctions pursue an NFL opportunity with the Eagles, Wilson re-opened his recruiting. Shortly thereafter, he was in Columbus for an official visit where he, in the words of sources from Texas, “fell in love with Ohio State”.

Oregon did not go quietly, however, as their entire coaching staff visited with him following his trip to Columbus. Wilson was also scheduled to have traveled to Stillwater and visit TBPU, but cancelled that trip. Instead, he chose to visit Austin this past weekend, where news of his being a Buckeye lean started to surface. This was the second such “leak” from the Longhorns- they also let it be known that A’Shawn Robinson was headed to Alabama after the star stepped away from his commitment to Texas.

Wilson played at De Soto High School, and was assessed as a four star recruit by most of the national services. He’s a smaller athlete, and is projected to play in the slot at Ohio State, or as it’s being called “the Percy Harvin position”. He makes a great counter punch to Ohio State’s power running game, and may see playing time early on.

He was named the Dallas Area Offensive Player of the Year by the Dallas Morning News following a senior campaign that saw him amass 1,892 yards and 37 touchdowns rushing, while also catching 37 passes for 752 yards and nine TDs as well. You can check out some of his many highlights after the break.

It was a circuitous route to get to Columbus, but we’re certainly glad he’s found his way “home”. Welcome to the Buckeye Family, Mr. Wilson!

9 Comments

  1. Joe LaingNo Gravatar
    February 4th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    What a huge get for Urban and the Buckeyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Huge props to coach Herman on this one. Wilson may of been the #1 player on the board at the WR position all year. WR class just got an A+ from me and may not be done as James Clark is still lurking out there…

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  2. C-DogNo Gravatar
    February 4th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    So, now let’s see what Ezekiel Elliott does.

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    Joe LaingNo Gravatar
    February 4th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I think we will be good on the Zeke front. They will play different positions. One at RB, one in the slot. That has been communicated to all parties.

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  3. KenNo Gravatar
    February 4th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Woot! Great news, it’s gong to be a fun week.

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    Joe LaingNo Gravatar
    February 4th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Agreed…And it doesn’t stop at the end of this week, because 2014 recruiting gets kicked off this weekend with the Georgia crew coming up as well as others.

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  4. KenNo Gravatar
    February 5th, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Getting back to the videos for a second; young Mr. Wilson hits the hole pretty quickly, doesn’t seem to shy from contact and looks like he’s a pretty good route runner with soft hands. IMO

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  5. WVaBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    February 5th, 2013 at 6:35 am

    It’s a pretty good indication of where Coach Meyer wants the OSU O pace to be stealing the next speedster in the Oregon offense. This kid has some serious ups, nice compliment on the edge to Zeke IMHO

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    February 5th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    O Pace was a speedster? Wow, no wonder he made for a great NFL star…

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    KenNo Gravatar
    February 5th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Fastest pancakes in the Midwest.

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