NCAA Recruiting: Buckeyes land four-star wide recevier Wilson

With National Signing Day commencing in less than 24 hours, Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes are starting things off a bit early by locking up one-time Oregon Ducks recruit Dontre Wilson.

Wilson, from DeSoto, Texas, reportedly jumped ship upon the exodus of former Ducks head coach Chip Kelly. Per Alex Gleitman from Eleven Warriors, Meyer had Wilson in Columbus as recent as a few weeks ago; the visit apparently won the dynamic athlete over.

A four-star prospect and the 10th-overall running back in the country, the 5-foot-10-inch, 165-pound Wilson will likely be a slot receiver in Meyer’s offense. Scout.com’s recruiting services dub Wilson as “not only one of the premiere play makers in the state, but he is one of the best in the country.” He has legit 4.4-second 40-yard dash speed and will asked to be a play-maker in open field situations, immediately drawing comparisons to former Meyer prodigy, Percy Harvin.

“I just feel that coach Meyer has something going there right now,” Wilson said on Dallas affiliate KDFW when announcing his decision. “They could have been national championship last year if they could have went to a bowl game. I think I can do down there and be a good asset to their team.”

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  • Kildawg

    Now Ohio State needs a QB that can THROW HIM THE BALL instead of playing RB with it every 2-3 snaps. Dual threat QBs only work if said QB can THROW THE BALL.

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  • Natedawg86

    worked 12 games last year

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    It’s the new era of QB play but I like Braxton Miller. You also have to remember the Buckeyes WRs weren’t exactly top notch. Wilson’s addition will automatically improve the group.

  • thenoclist

    Yeah, that dual threat quarterback sure didn’t work out for the undefeated team last year…

  • deesh

    if you don’t think Braxton has been improving his throwing game, you’re out of your mind.

  • FearTheRoo

    Go Blue

  • mgbode

    just don’t hold your breath waiting for a Blue win in The Game or your face will race right past blue and turn purple

  • Garry_Owen

    They blew.

  • Garry_Owen

    Loud noises!

  • architrance

    Fear the roo? I pitty the foo.

  • cmm13

    Wow..that escalated quickly.

  • mgbode

    I think I ate your chocolate squirrel

  • Kildawg

    Just because something works last season does not mean it will this season. It too the backup in Guiton to beat freaking Purdue (a team that has not been that good since the days of Drew Brees).

  • Kildawg

    Key words are ‘last year’. Dangerous for dual-threat QBs that run it often like Miller did last year. See: Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins. Dual threat QBs that can take the hits better are guys like Kaepernick and Tebow (lower body strength).

  • mgbode

    unless Miller was about to do that comeback himself. he got hurt on a big run to mid-field himself.

  • Kildawg

    Don’t get me wrong, Miller can be a good QB for Ohio State. The excessive runs for a QB makes him much more vulnerable to big hits and injury. How many times has Miller left a game due to injury last year? The injury might have been a couple plays mostly, but Miller can’t help the team if he gets hurt.

  • Kildawg

    My big point is that Miller needs to trust the other offensive playmakers more instead of trying to do it himself. The Buckeyes will be better this year and hopefully the overrated SEC is denied a national championship (new playoff system should help that).

  • saggy

    “go down there”??? um, excuse me? DOWN?? doesn’t he mean “UP????”

  • Tron

    Kids these days don’t know anything about geography.

  • Garry_Owen

    It really got out of hand. If I were you, I’d lay low for a while.