A few weeks ago Buckeye Offensive Coordinator Tom Herman was in Texas meeting with then Oregon commitment Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto). Then it was Urban Meyer who stopped at DeSoto High School.
Dontre Wilson (early junior highlights)
Wilson followed with an official visit to Ohio State the weekend of Jan. 25. Wilson, who had continued to be an Oregon commitment, made an official visit to Texas this past weekend as Mack Brown and the Longhorns made a late push for the speedy Texan.
However, it is Meyer and the Buckeyes that have won out. Wilson has switched his commitment from the Ducks to the Bucks and will sign with Ohio State on Wednesday. He announced the commitment Monday night on a local telecast in Texas.
"A long hard decision," Wilson said. "I thought about it a lot. But I'll go to the University of Ohio State. I just feel that coach Meyer has something going good there right now."
Wilson is the third 4-star 2013 prospect from Texas to commit to Ohio State joining quarterback JT Barrett (Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider) and linebacker Mike Mitchell (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian Academy).
Wilson has been recruited by the Buckeyes to play a combination slot receiver and running back position.
The 5-foot-10 and 175-pound Wilson rushed for 1,895 yards and 37 touchdowns during his senior season. He also had 760 receiving yards and nine touchdowns through the air. Wilson had 49 total touchdowns.
Wilson is commitment No. 24 in Meyer's 2013 recruiting class, and class that is ranked No. 2 in the country in the 247Sports team rankings.
Wilson is the country’s No. 113 overall prospect, the No. 7 all-purpose back and the No. 13 prospect in Texas in the 247Sports rankings.
So what is the impact of Wilson's decision on the Buckeyes' team next year and after that. Click below for Bill Kurelic's story:
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The Dontre Wilson File
* School: DeSoto, Texas
* Height, Weight: 5-10, 175
* 40-Yard Time: 4.4
* Vital Statistics: As a junior, Wilson rushed for 767 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also caught 12 passes for 246 yards and five touchdowns. He participated in The Opening last summer and was one of the top performers at that camp.
As a senior, he had 294 carries for 1,895 yards and 37 touchdowns. He also had 37 catches for 750 yards and nine touchdowns. In three years, Wilson rushed for 3,206 yards and 64 touchdowns and also caught 60 passes with 17 going for scores. He played in the Under Armour All-American Game, returning a punt 47 yards in that game.
* Rankings: Wilson was ranked as the nation’s No. 113 prospect, the No. 7 all-purpose back nationally and the No. 13 prospect in Texas by 247Sports.com.
* College Choices: Wilson verbaled to Oregon on May 25. But after coach Chip Kelly’s departure for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, Wilson subsequently took official visits to Ohio State and Texas. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M also had offered.
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