Dontre Wilson Makes 24

By Alex on February 4, 2013 at 11:00p
168 Comments

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.

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Buckeyes125's picture

Hell yeah!! Buckeye and he's gonna dominate! Marshall, Wilson, and Elliott on the field at the same time. Crazy

drumsontheside's picture

Love seeing the block O get put on when sitting next two Texas and Oregon. 
Urban is taking names!

WB

Mi.Buckeye's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation Dontre!

Phillips.449's picture

BAM!  Welcome to Buckeye Nation!

BCOM's picture

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Did anyone else notice that the Buckeye hat was the only one with the bill broken and curved? Saw it and knew which one he had been trying on in front of the mirror. Welcome to The Ohio State University Dontre!
 

Hoody Wayes's picture

Code? Multi-tasking!

Wobble in our Shoes's picture

What in the good hell happened here? Maybe site-crash related?
Anyways, good get by Urban!

BCOM's picture

My computer got excited. Can you blame it?

popeurban's picture

I noticed the curved bill also.  Thought that said it all.

Dublin68's picture

Weclome to Buckeye Nation, Dontre

Ekes42's picture

I wish I could up vote this.  Very nice use of the gif

btalbert25's picture

MOM......MEATLOAF!!!!!!!

97Buckeye's picture

Wow! I wish I could vote this up! Well done, sir. Well done.

dmurder's picture

This is shaping up to be the best class I have ever seen at tOSU

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Unky Buck's picture

I just said the same thing to my best friend. This class is insane!

...

sirclovis's picture

It certainly feels that way! I do wish we had just one more quality O-line recruit but some of the D-Line guys like Billy Price or Donovan Munger could play on either side.

216ToThe614's picture

Wait until next year!!

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!
WB

Rapping Bum's picture

WAMP WAMP
 
The Spatula.

Help is on the way.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Welcome to the Buckeye Nation Dontre!!! You are going to have a lot of fun here!!!

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703Buckeye's picture

Yes! Welcome to Buckeye natiion, Dontre!

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-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

kevinfrenchfry's picture

Misseur Candie: WHERE IS MY BEATUIFUL SISTER!?

jrich612's picture

Hopefully his career ends more gracefully than the last guy to announce "The University of Ohio State". Best of luck to the kid, he is an absolute burner and his balance and agility are amazing. 

Crimson's picture

Love to see this gray box in particular.  You're going to be great in THE Ohio State University's offense!
Alex, we forgive you for not getting the box up right away.  It's our fault for crashing the server with our crazy F5 fandom :)

Poison nuts's picture

Welcome Mr. Wilson, glad to have you aboard!

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Citrus's picture

Oh gray box, you are the most beautiful color.

farmerbuck's picture

Hell yeah!!! UFM is the man!!

You have to hate losing more than you love winning! GO BUCKS!!

otrain2416's picture

Urbans Number One Whooooooo, so psyched for this kid

avail31678's picture

Excellent GIF.  Go Team Ramrod....er BUCKEYES!

Alpo's picture

Kinda looks like Randy Edsall when stefon diggs committed, eh?

bodast67's picture

 

 

 

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Deuces Wild's picture

Welcome Mr. Wilson! 
You are now a part of an amazing class of playmakers! 
BIG beware!!!!

ih8rolltyde's picture

Welcome to the family Dontre.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

penult's picture

^save to favorites

Sofa Kingdom's picture

Welcome DW.  And props to all the Nuts that blew up that chat room.

Rapping Bum's picture

Alex, was this your mystery flip?
 
Or, is that still a...... mystery?
 
 
 

Help is on the way.

Rapping Bum's picture

With Foster committing to Alabama, Rivals has them at #1 now, sadly.

Help is on the way.

Rapping Bum's picture

But, if/when OSU gets Vonn Bell, it will be the #1 class.

Help is on the way.

kr66osu's picture

One of the best recruiting classes we've ever had

FLBuckeye's picture

URBAN FREAKING MEYER!!

TOM FREAKING HERMAN!!!

OHIO FREAKING STATE!!!!

theobi's picture

Almost looks like a young Lamichael James. Can not wait to see him in scarlet and gray

Jangs78's picture

Thank you Dontre, Thank you Alex, Thank you Gray Box.....gonna be a good nights sleep!

BuckeyeVet's picture

FANTASTIC! Love plundering Texas, & beating Oregon a second time! Welcome to Buckeye Nation, Dontre!

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Maestro's picture

Worries me about Zeke.  Great pick up though.  Wonder who else is leaving the program to make a spot available?  Come on Vonn Bell.  25 would be a great.  OLine heavy for the 2014 class.
 

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Red Shirt Ensign's picture

Read my lips... EZE not going anywhere!  This team is stacking up and he is on board!!

"Statistics always remind me of a fellow who drowned in a river where the average depth was only three feet." - Coach Woody Hayes

 

sirclovis's picture

I think this may be a better highlight tape. Look at 3:03 and 3:47. Those plays stick out to me when I think of his speed.

SilverState's picture

Almost just embedded the same tape/noted the same 3:03 run. Great speed.

painterlad's picture

His quarterback must be able to run also, because I can't believe how many times the lineman takes the QB on the read option.

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Baroclinicity's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation!!

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BoFuquel's picture

Welcome aboard Dontre,good luck.GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Iron_Buckeye's picture

Damn nice!!!
 

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Hovenaut's picture

Welcome aboard Dontre.

NOW READY FOR WEDNESDAY!

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

corveyer's picture

One of the best for sure, however, the reign atop rivals class rank was short lived as Foster went Tide shortly after Dontre went TOSU so back at #2 but seriously who really cares. 

avail31678's picture

The Carlton!  Excellent.  I have to give this link, subsequently, as a nice youtube compilation of this wonderful and festive dance.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKlxjbhB9HE

CaliforniaBuckeyeGirl's picture

Love it! If I could give thumbs up, you'd have one. :-)

UABuckeye's picture

So much awesome 

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Now that is just plain hysterical!!!

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BlazeTheBuckeye's picture

Buckeye family you have to check this video out .... just sick!

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avail31678's picture

Yeah, I know there's concerns about EzE, but it doesn't matter what position you put Dontre in....he's a PLAYMAKA! 

kgab11's picture

Ok I was already excited but I think I just busted a (buck)nut. 

buckeyefan808's picture

I know right? Imagine the feeling buckeye nation will have if Vonn picks the good guys.

kgab11's picture

Yea I know, your supposed to call a doctor if you have an erection for longer than 6 hours, right???

buckeye76BHop's picture

Wow^

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."
"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."
Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

USMCBUCKEYE82's picture

Man what I would give to be able to run like that!!! Dude is dangerous fast. Great Video

xFactor11's picture

Did anyone else read DeSoto (TX) ATH Dontre Wilson committed to Oregon over Ohio State.. "quietly" freak out and then realize that they were talking about back in May. Or am I the only one? Anyway it sure is nice to have him and I can't wait to see him on the field.

buckeyefan808's picture

YES.
I'm glad im not the only one. I read the headline "Wilson makes 24" and then the first line. i was like WOOOOO- wha....?

bostonbuckeye's picture

I had to be up at 4 this morning for work at 5 and so I was already a little out of it when I woke up and read it.  I seriously got that sinking feeling that I got back when I was a kid and would wake up in the morning to see that my team lost the night before.

BME_Buckeye's picture

This website crashed so many times, lol. I'm not that happy about getting Wilson but it is what it is. BTW Elliot may be gone so lets keep our fingers cross and hope it doesn't happen. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

Red Shirt Ensign's picture

He's not leaving!!   Everyone needs to chill! EZE is gonna be just fine!

"Statistics always remind me of a fellow who drowned in a river where the average depth was only three feet." - Coach Woody Hayes

 

sirclovis's picture

I was not high on Wilson at first but look at all the highlights posted! He is such an amazing all-around back/reciever and he is playing against some of the toughest HS competition in the nation.

cinserious's picture

Dontre is EXACTLY the kind of playmaker Urban wants in his offense. Get the ball in his hands, get him in space, let him make plays. Screw Oregon, let the nation know WE have the gamebreaker now!

Gone ham, be back soon...

buckeye76BHop's picture

How in the lords name can you not be happy about this acquisition...???  EzE will sign his letter of intent tomorrow for OSU. Stop the madness ppl...you sound like either want to lose him or you're not into having so many weapons that it will even make teams like Bama nervous...stop the madness plz!

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."
"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."
Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

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@ BME Buckeye.

 

 

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Welcome to the family, kid!

Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.

MotownBuck's picture

Welcome aboard!
 
...and we gotta get these newly redesined logos off the letters we're sending to recruits! ;-)
 

 
Way to go Urban Friggin Meyer! Great day to be a Buckeye indeed ...

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buckeye4life050233's picture

And this heals some sourness from michigan landing green....this dude is going to be wayyy better

okiebuck's picture

No disrespect my friend; but Green couldn't carry Dontre or Eze's jockstrap.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Buckifan4Life's picture

4000+ Buckmaniacs in the Channel 4 chat room, up on a school night waiting with their tongues hanging out for Dontre to pick the good guys is what Buckeye Nation is all about. Crashing Servers along the way. :)

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

New Buckeye nickname, D-Train obviously. Welcome Dontre! Can't wait to see you unleashed in Coach Meyer's offense!

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

SPreston2001's picture

Naw u usually reserve the "Train" name for power backs! This kid is lightning in a bottle!! But im sure sum1 will come up with a nickname for him!

VasanthAnanth's picture

JC Shurburtt of 247 just said this regarding the Dontre Wilson filp, "It looks like Meyer and company are trying to be the Ducks on offense and LSU on defense. That’s quite the successful formula."
Be afraid...be very afraid

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

Love it.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

Crimson's picture

I've lost respect for JC Shurburtt.  Our offense is going to be much better than anything Oregon puts out!

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Oregon has been the blueprint for a great spread offense for the past few years, you can't get much better than that.  

SPreston2001's picture

Dont sleep on Oregons offense!! They have had the most explosive offense in recent years. Remember these kids need time to mature and learn the offense...

CowCat's picture

Oregon puts up a lot of points, but they don't really have a ball-control aspect to their offense -- I've never seen them grit out a 1 point win.   They win huge or they lose.
So, I'd much rather have Urban's offense, which starts from power running football from a spread formation.   Sure we run the zone read, but we also run Power O, Counter trey, etc.   If a game gets into a slugfest (like the Michigan game), we're able to tough it out with our running backs like Hyde.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

painterlad's picture

^^^^^This x Pi.

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

The offenses are actually quite similar, they had a lot of injuries which really hurt them defensively this year.  I was just making a point that they are the standard, in fact Urban said when he came here that he wanted his offense to look like Oregon's.

 
cinserious's picture

We dont have to try to be like anybody. We Are Ohio State! Let everybody else marvel at our wonder as we put up 50+ per game and display typical OSU stifling defense.

Gone ham, be back soon...

ODEEZ330's picture

I've seen a few people say he was urbs number one playmaker in this class. Any where did that cone from any truth to it? Great pick up either way. Now bell on nsd would finish an unreal class

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D-Day0043's picture

Urban Meyer is a gangster pimp. That is all...

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highwire's picture

I fucking love this staff.

BCOM's picture

Just what I needed to hold me over til NSD! Can't wait to see all those official faxes come in on Wednesday!!!

Poe McKnoe's picture

Kid is a touchdown manufacturer.

kr66osu's picture

dammit I love that gif every time I see it!

Jhesse17's picture

Psych might be my favorite show ever.

Torpedo Vegas's picture

You know that's right.

Powers's picture

Will always be Charlie from the West Wing to me

okiebuck's picture

My fellow Buckeyes should know; Desoto HS is a powerhouse Texas high school program with D1 prospects all over the field and Dontre Wilson is the creme de la creme. Think St. Eds; Glenville; Xavier; Akron SVSM; Canton Mckinley; you get the idea. Go Buckeyes!!!!! 

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Haybucks's picture

Desoto certainly plays on some nice turf!  If these are playoff games in the video posts, then Desoto is playing against quality opponents, which goes to show how fast and agile Dontre Wilson is.  
It's good to be a Buckeye!  WOOOOO!

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

Jhesse17's picture

This guy really looks alot like Jeff Demps to me. Similar measurables: Both stood at 5'10 180 coming out of highschool, and they have similar 40 times (4.4 for Wilson and 4.35 for Demps. Plus the highlight tapes are shockingly similar.
Demps Highlights: 

Wilson Highlights: 

kgab11's picture

Only thing different is it looks like Wilson faced better defenses  

D-Day0043's picture

That has to be one of the funniest movie scenes of all time.

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Red Shirt Ensign's picture

Awesome news, now Alex needs to bolster the servers for NSD!    Need a fund drive for that?  Im on board!
 

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buckeyebart's picture

Great start to a great finish. Bell is next. Loved EZE but this is going to make his potential miss easier to swallow if he makes the wrong choice. Bring on Bell and I will be ecstatic!!Any other stud will take me over the top.
 

Dublin68's picture

finish with Bell and Clark and say hello to Bama

Buckman's picture

We are now tied for 2nd in Rivals ratings with Fllorida.

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mitchjacobsen01's picture

Probably still third on mgoblog's Big Ten Rankings though.

USMCBUCKEYE82's picture

Had to upvote you for the qoute! Mr. Tatum was and is the greatest hitter of the game.

btalbert25's picture

My favorite part his video comes right about the 2 minute mark, the stop start move he puts on is awesome.  To me the most impressive part, stop on a dime, then accellerates really quickly.  Guy is going to be good.  Looks like this recruiting class is going to be one for the ages. 

okiebuck's picture

Three kids (all studs) from Texas in the same recruiting class; that has to be a first; way to go Urban and Tom Herrmann!!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

CowCat's picture

Good golly.   This is going to be a scary offense.
Imagine XBrax, Dontre Wilson, Devin Smith, Jalin Marshall, and Philly brown all on the same field.   Who do you try to stop?
And if you do cover them all we'll just run the ball down your throat with Carlos Hyde,  Brionte Dunn or Elliott (if he commits).
 
Welcome to Buckeye Nation, Dontre!

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

labuck's picture

Forgot Rod Smith

97Buckeye's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation, Dontre!
#BuckeyeSwag

BuckeyeVet's picture

Upvoted for you!

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ArizonaBuckeye's picture


How every Orgeon fan feels right at this moment.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

97Buckeye's picture

Hahaha... someone vote this up, please :)

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

*Oregon*

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

BuckGnome's picture

Need.More.Bandwidth.

buckeyedude's picture

This calls for a celebration!!!!!  I wish it was Friday and not a work day tomorrow!

 

 

kr66osu's picture

11w's servers are going to explode on wednesday

JakeBuckeye's picture

The fact that Chip Kelly recruited this guy to be HIS guy at running back and now we have him needs to get everybody ridiculously excited.

mitchjacobsen01's picture

First there was Harvin, Rainey, and Demps
now it's
EZE, Marshall, and Wilson.

GoldenBearBuckeye's picture

He can still play for old Chipper.
In 2016 for the Eagles

jkrk's picture

Wow, this kid's tape is RIDICULOUS.

buckeyestu's picture

Fantastic commit. Welcome to TOSU dontre.

BuckNutInAnnArbor's picture

Absolutely fantastic news! 

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faux_maestro's picture

Great day to be a Buckeye.

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Mi.Buckeye's picture

Everyday is a great day to be a Buckeye!

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I'm so excited.... mother of christ I'm so excited!!!   I honestly didn't think we'd get him. If Vonn Bell comes Wednesday.....  holy shit.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

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We are going to be the fastest team in America.

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Estrada's picture

It's like I just drank Snake Juice!

buckeyedude's picture

Like it when the bass is thumpin. It's how I do it.

 

 

cinserious's picture

PLEASE no more tax commercial music!

Gone ham, be back soon...

Haybucks's picture

 
 

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

Haybucks's picture

How'd your night go Coach Helfrich?
 

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

Sin City Buckeye's picture

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buckeyedude's picture

That makes my morning.

 

 

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

love..only way to describe it

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

BuckeyeFreak4844's picture

Other then waking up to tailgate this was a great 4 in the morning wake up.  Big Pick up and cant wait to see him take the field.

Michigan Sucks!

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Urban Fucking Meyer!!! 

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steensn's picture

"The University of Ohio State" some of our best players have said the universities name wrong.

dubjayfootball90's picture

Congrat Dontre, Welcome to Buckeye Nation!!!

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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Just...look at my signature.

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

buckeye76BHop's picture

Urban's a Pimp...all I have to say.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."
"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."
Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

blueinsconsin's picture

Heck of a get 

Not here to troll...Go Blue

ARMYBUCK's picture

Welcome DW... and good assist JT Barrett!

USMCBUCKEYE82's picture

Welcome to the greatest university this land has to offer Dontre. You have become part of the biggest and best family in the US, the Nation welcomes you!!!