DeSoto (TX) ATH Dontre Wilson committed to Oregon over Ohio State and Texas back in May of 2012, but there was always smoke that the Buckeyes could pose a threat to the Ducks in landing the speedster.
Smoke turned to fire once Chip Kelly accepted the head coaching job with the Philadelphia Eagles, and Urban Meyer and his staff came hard after the Under Armour All-American. Urban was able to convince Wilson to take an official visit to Columbus a few weeks ago and the trip went as well as could be planned, ultimately resulting in the four-star prospect's commitment to play for OSU just moments ago.
At 5-10/165, Wilson played primarily running back for DeSoto, but was recruited as a slot receiver for the Buckeyes' spread offense. He is rated as the nation's sixth best all-purpose back by the 247 Composite and compiled 1,895 rushing yards with 37 touchdowns on 294 carries and 37 receptions for 750 yards with 9 scores during his senior campaign.
This is a big pickup late in the game for the Buckeyes, who add another playmaker to a wide receiver group that is in dire need of both talent and depth. Wilson is expected to make an immediate impact on offense and could even see time in the return game, as he handled those duties in the Under Armour All-America Game.
We will try to catch up with Dontre in the very near future to get his thoughts on "flipping" to Ohio State and what he expects to bring to Columbus this fall.
Signing Day is just two days away, so be sure to stay tuned to 11W as we bring you the latest developments on the recruiting trail.