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.”